MLB Preview 2011: Projecting the Chicago Cubs' Starting Lineup

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MLB Preview 2011: Projecting the Chicago Cubs' Starting Lineup
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The last time the Chicago Cubs won a World Series, Teddy Roosevelt was president and World War I was six years in the future. Yeah, it's been a while.

Three years ago the Cubs made a run at the playoffs, but a couple of bad seasons and a strong NL Central have pushed the lovable losers to the back burner of Major League Baseball.

A lot has happened since their last playoff appearance, though, and a new ownership group coupled with a new manager may offer Cubs fans some hope.

While this team may be a year—and one future Hall of Famer—away from making a serious run, the NL Central is wide open, and this is a talented club. With their roster nearly set, it's time to take a look at their starting lineup and see what kind of support Ryan Dempster, Carlos Zambrano, Matt Garza and Co. can expect in 2011.

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