Grading the Chicago Cubs at the Break

Tab BamfordSenior Writer IJuly 12, 2009

Grading the Chicago Cubs at the Break

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Catcher: Geovany Soto

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    CHICAGO - JUNE 18: Geovany Soto #18 of the Chicago Cubs runs the bases after hitting a solo home run in the 8th inning to tie a game against the Chicago White Sox on June 18, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the White Sox 6-5.

First Base: Derrek Lee

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    CHICAGO - JUNE 18:  Derrek Lee #25 of the Chicago Cubs rounds the bases after hitting a home run against the Chicago White Sox during the game on June 18, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Second Base

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Shortstop: Ryan Theriot

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    CHICAGO - MAY 16: Ryan Theriot #2 of the Chicago Cubs hugs teammate Bobby Scales #24 after Scales scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the 9th inning against the Houston Astros on May 16, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeat

Third Base: Aramis Ramirez

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    PHOENIX - APRIL 29:  Aramis Ramirez #16 of the Chicago Cubs looks on from the dugout during the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on April 29, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Diamondbacks defeated the Cubs 10-0.  (Photo by Christian Peter

Left Field: Alfonso Soriano

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Center Field: Reed Johnson/Kosuke Fukudome

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    CHICAGO - MAY 29: Kosuke Fukudome #1 of the Chicago Cubs catches a fly ball in right field in the 9th inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers on May 29, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the Dodgers 2-1. (Photo by Jonathan Danie

Right Field Milton Bradley

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Bench

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    CHICAGO - MAY 27: Jake Fox #5 of the Chicago Cubs hits the ball against the Pittsburgh Pirates on May 27, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the Pirates 5-2. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Starting Pitcher: Carlos Zambrano

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    CHICAGO - JUNE 18: Carlos Zambrano #38 of the Chicago Cubs talks with home plate umpire Bruce Dreckman #1 after hitting batter Gordon Beckham of the Chicago White Sox in the 2nd inning on June 18, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defea

Starting Pitcher: Ted Lilly

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    CHICAGO - MAY 29:  Ted Lilly #30 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the game on May 29, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Starting Pitcher: Ryan Dempster

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    MILWAUKEE - MAY 10: Ryan Dempster #46 of the Chicago Cubs leans his head on the dugout fence during a game against the Milwaukee Brewers on May 10, 2009 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Cubs defeated the Brewers 4-2. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/G

Starting Pitcher: Rich Harden

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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)

Starting Pitcher: Randy Wells

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    CHICAGO - MAY 16: Starting pitcher Randy Wells #36 of the Chicago Cubs warms-up in the bullpen before a game 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/Gett

Bullpen Pitcher: Angel Guzman

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    NEW YORK - APRIL 04:  Angel Guzman #37 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the New York Yankees during their game on April 4, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Bullpen Pitcher: Aaron Heilman

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Bullpen Pitcher: Sean Marshall

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    MILWAUKEE - MAY 10: Sean Marshall #45 of the Chicago Cubs delivers the ball against the Milwaukee Brewers on May 10, 2009 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Cubs defeated the Brewers 4-2.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bullpen Pitcher: Carlos Marmol

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Closer: Kevin Gregg

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    CHICAGO - JULY 08: Kevin Gregg #63 of the Chicago Cubs reacts after throwing a wild pitch in the 9th inning that allowed an Atlanta Braves runner to score on July 8, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Braves defeated the Cubs 4-1. (Photo by J

Manager: Lou Piniella

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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)

General Manager Jim Hendry

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Overall Team Grade

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    CHICAGO - JULY 08: Manager Lou Piniella #41 of the Chicago Cubs paces in the dugout during a game against the Atlanta Braves on July 8, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Braves defeated the Cubs 4-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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