The Chicago Cubs entered the 2011 season as a team in the midst of rebuilding. Having finished 5th in the NL Central just one year ago and traded long-time cornerstone first baseman Derrek Lee, expectations for the Cubs were slim for 2011.
Now, a little more than a quarter into the 2011 season, there may be hope for Cubs fans after all. At 20-25 and just 6.5 games back in a wide-open NL Central, the Cubs are—believe it or not—still in contention.
Here's why Cubs fans shouldn't abandon hope just yet.