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

Joe SlatonContributor IOctober 5, 2009

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

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    CHICAGO - AUGUST 30: Derrek Lee #25 of the Chicago Cubs waits for a pitching change in the 4th inning of a game against the New York Mets on August 30, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Mets defeated the Cubs 4-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/G

Mark, Please Don't Leave Us

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    DENVER - SEPTEMBER 27:  Mark DeRosa #7 of the St. Louis Cardinals takes an at bat against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on September 27, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Cardinals 4-3.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Kevin Gregg: Right Idea, Wrong guy

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    CHICAGO - JULY 08: Kevin Gregg #63 of the Chicago Cubs reacts after throwing a wild pitch in the 9th inning that allowed an Atlanta Braves runner to score on July 8, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Braves defeated the Cubs 4-1. (Photo by J

There Is Some Young Talent Here

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    CHICAGO - MAY 16: Starting pitcher Randy Wells #36 of the Chicago Cubs delivers the ball during a game against the Houston Astros on May 16, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the Astros 5-4. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Imag

The Cubs Don't Have a True Ace

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    CHICAGO - JULY 03:  Carlos Zambrano #38 of the Chicago Cubs throws a pitch against the Milwaukee Brewers during their MLB game on July 3, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Cubs Still Need a Leadoff Man

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    LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 20:  Ryan Theriot #2 of the Chicago Cubs bats against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the game at Dodger Stadium on August 20, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers defeated the Cubs 7-2.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Good At The Corners

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    CHICAGO - AUGUST 28: Aramis Ramirez #16 of the Chicago Cubs hits the ball against the New York Mets on August 28, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the Mets 5-2. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Jim Hendry Wears a Tight Collar if He Stays...

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    NEW YORK - MAY 12:  Cody Franchetti poses with Darth Vader and Boba Fett at the premiere of 'Star Wars: Episode III Revenge Of The Sith', at the Ziegfeld Theater on May 12, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)

Lou Piniella Earned the Right to Finish Out His Contract

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 22:  Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella looks on during batting practice prior to the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on August 22, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers defeated the Cubs 2-0.  (Photo

The Cubs Need to Field Better

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    CHICAGO - AUGUST 30: Milton Bradley #21 and Kosuke Fukudome #1 of the Chicago Cubs avoid a collision as Bradley makes the catch against the New York Mets on August 30, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

We Need Santa to Bring a Few Presents This Offseason

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    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 08:  Carl Crawford #13 of the Tampa Bay Rays is caught in a first inning rundown against the New York Yankees on September 8, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)