With a little over a month left in the 2011 MLB regular season, it is safe to say that the Chicago Cubs are going nowhere. This discombobulated franchise is 17 games under .500 and get this, below the Pirates in the NL Central. Albeit, the Pirates are playing great baseball considering their recent history.
Cubs fans have little to enjoy and look forward to this season. Washed up and overpaid veterans do not appeal to the common fan and trust me, the Cubs have plenty of them. What the Cubs also have, however, is a handful of young and promising talent. Seeing the nifty Tony Campana rake an inside-the-park homer the other day gave Cubs fans a feel-good moment they deserved.
The young Campana is only one of the young players who have emerged into the Cubs system this year. All-Star Starlin Castro leads the way for these rising stars. These two will have big roles in the years to come if the Cubs ever decide to get serious and buckle down.
Now, let's take a look at some more "kids" the Cubs have.