Chicago Cubs: The 10 Things We Can Take From The 2009 Season

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Chicago Cubs: The 10 Things We Can Take From The 2009 Season
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The 2009 Cubs were not a failure. They won more than they lost. They played hard in spite of injuries to key players, off the field distractions, and a bad offseason.

The corner infielders when healthy were spectacular at the plate. The pitching staff, though depleted, had solid years from the likes of Ted Lilly and Rookie of the Year candidate Randy Wells.

That said they couldn't win against the elite teams (St. Louis, Colorado, and the World Champion Philadelphia Phillies).

They also were horrendous in the base stealing category and had very little production from many of the key players from their 2008, 92-win season.

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