Chicago Cubs: Can It Be the Year?

Zach MillerContributor IMarch 9, 2010

MESA, AZ - MARCH 04:  Manager Lou Piniella of the Chicago Cubs watches from the dugout during the MLB spring training game against the Oakland Athletics at HoHoKam Park on March 4, 2009 in Mesa, Arizona. The Cubs defeated the A's 9-3.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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The Chicago Cubs are what some might say, choke masters. They find a way to have a decent season and then choke in the first round of the playoffs.

How they do this every year is a mystery to many and a joke to many others. being a cub fan all my life, i have experienced the jokes and mockery. It is the best fealing in the world to go to Wrigley Field and watch a nice summer game. It is the worst fealing to watch your beloved Cubbies choke year after year.

So, can this be the year? No. They simply do not have a good enough team. When they traded Derosa a year ago, they lost all chances. On top of all that, Soriano is playing the worst ball of his life.

In order to win they need Lee and Ramirez to hit thirty homeruns and Theriot or Fontenot to bat over 300. If they can acomplish all this I beleive Soriano will straighten out and get back on track.

One bright spot on the cubs has always been the pitching. In recent years it has been slipping. But when you have a rotation with great pitchers like Carlos Zambrano and Ted Lilly at starters. One problem with the Cubs pitching is the closer. There has been many changes lately to the important position. To start the season the closer will be the young Carlos Marmol. He shows great talent and is very capible of handeling the responsibilities.

So to get back to my question, Can this be the Cub's year? Well, it depends on the play of their stars. If they can pull it together this year, they can make a run come the playoffs.