Chicago Cubs: Top 10 Keys to the Second Half

Ricky ButtsCorrespondent IJuly 10, 2009

Chicago Cubs: Top 10 Keys to the Second Half

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    CHICAGO - APRIL 15: Starting pitcher Rich Harden of the Chicago Cubs, wearing a #42 jersey during the Jackie Robinson Day game, delivers the ball against the Colorado Rockies on April 15, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Dani

No. 10: Get Carlos Marmol on Track

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    CHICAGO - MAY 16: Carlos Marmol #49 of the Chicago Cubs throws the ball against the Houston Astros on May 16, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the Astros 5-4. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

No. 9 - Keep Mike Fontenot at Second Base

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    CHICAGO - JUNE 17: Mike Fontenot #17 of the Chicago Cubs swings at the pitch against the Chicago White Sox on June 17, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Cubs 4-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

No. 8: Rich Harden Becomes Half the Pitcher He Was In 2008

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    MILWAUKEE - APRIL 10:  Rich Harden #40 of the Chicago Cubs delivers a pitch against the Milwaukee Brewers during the Opening Day game on April 10, 2009 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

No. 7: Find a Staple in the Bullpen

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    BALTIMORE - APRIL 8:  George Sherrill #52 of the Baltimore Orioles pitches against the New York Yankees at Camden Yards April 8, 2009 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

No. 6: Get Jake Fox His At-Bats

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    CHICAGO - JUNE 18:  Jake Fox #5 of the Chicago Cubs bats against the Chicago White Sox during the game on June 18, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

No. 5: Lou Piniella Needs to Use Common Sense

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    CHICAGO - MAY 2:  Manager Lou Piniella of the Chicago Cubs looks on during the game against the Florida Marlins on May 2, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

No. 4 - Milton Bradley Batting Second

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    CHICAGO - JUNE 18:  Milton Bradley #21 of the Chicago Cubs bats against the Chicago White Sox during the game on June 18, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

No. 3 - Kosuke Fukudome Leading Off

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    CHICAGO - JUNE 18:  Kosuke Fukudome #1 of the Chicago Cubs bats against the Chicago White Sox during the game on June 18, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

No. 2 - Jump-Start Alfonso Soriano

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    CHICAGO - JUNE 18: Alfonso Soriano #12 of the Chicago Cubs smiles following his game-winning hit in the bottom of the 9th inning against the Chicago White Sox on June 18, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

No. 1 - Ramirez Needs To Return To Form

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    CHICAGO - APRIL 17:  Aramis Ramirez #16 of the Chicago Cubs bats against the St. Louis Cardinals on April 17, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Second-Half Lineup

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    CHICAGO - JULY 03: Derrek Lee #25 and Manager Lou Piniella #41 of the Chicago Cubs celebrate a win over the Milwaukee Brewers on July 3, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the Brewers 2-1 in 10 innings. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel
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