As spring training is well underway, teams throughout the league have a sense of hope for the upcoming season. Whether it be hope for a title run or just hope for improvement, every club is excited to get the season started.
The Chicago Cubs in particular are coming off a successful winter in which they acquired players such as Carlos Pena, Matt Garza and Kerry Wood. These moves alone have been enough to get Cub fans back in the groove and excited for what's to come in 2011.
However, it isn't strictly fans that are jumping on the Cub bandwagon. Multiple experts have Chicago making the postseason as well.
So with all this hype surrounding the team, why are the Cubs title contenders?