Chicago Cubs: 3 Reasons Their Middle Infield Will Lead Them Back to Prominence

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Chicago Cubs: 3 Reasons Their Middle Infield Will Lead Them Back to Prominence
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Starlin Castro will be with the Cubs for the rest of the decade. It's up to him and his double-play partner to bring the Cubs back to respectability.

A solid middle infield goes a long way to bringing home a World Series ring. Whether it’s at shortstop or second base, the middle infield is crucial to a team’s success. 

The New York Yankees have Derek Jeter. The Boston Red Sox have Dustin Pedroia. The Texas Rangers have Elvis Andrus and Ian Kinsler. 

The Chicago Cubs have Darwin Barney and Starlin Castro. Castro is known more for his offense, while Barney is a record-setting defensive second baseman. 

The Cubs will need to rely on their middle infield to get them back to prominence.  They have the pieces to do so. 

The Cubs have depth at middle infield with three of their top 20 prospects playing those positions. Combine the up-and-coming talent with Castro and Barney and the Cubs will have some significant battles for spots in the 2013 spring training. 

Here are three reasons the Cubs middle infield will get them back to prominence.

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