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Chicago Cubs 2012: 5 Reasons To Be Optimistic about David DeJesus
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David DeJesus has quietly joined the Cubs this offseason; he has not inspired a wealth of excitement. Right field has been a problem for the Cubs for years, as Kosuke Fukudome, Tyler Colvin and Tony Campana have failed to consistently produce. Fans are already grumbling about DeJesus, whose .240 batting average last season does not make him seem like a desirable solution.

But there are reasons for Cubs fans to embrace this deal. Here are five reasons to be optimistic about the Cubs' new right fielder.

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