The Top 10 Reasons the Chicago Cubs Will Make the Playoffs

Tab BamfordSenior Writer IJuly 18, 2009

The Top 10 Reasons the Chicago Cubs Will Make the Playoffs

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    CHICAGO - MAY 16: (L-R) Geovaney Soto #18, Mike Fontenot #17, Ryan Theriot #2, Ryan Dempster #46 and Kosuke Fukudome #1 of the Chicago Cubs greet teammate Alfonso Soriano #12 after Soriano drove in the game-winning run in the 9th inning against the Housto

10. The bandwagon isn't as full

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    LAKE FOREST, IL - MAY 20: Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears watches during an organized team activity (OTA) practice on May 20, 2009 at Halas Hall in Lake Forest, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

9. It can't get worse...

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    CHICAGO - MAY 27: Starting pitcher Carlos Zambrano #38 of the Chicago Cubs throws his glove into the dugout after being thrown out of a game in the 7th inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates as pitching coach Larry Rothschild watches on May 27, 2009 at Wri

8. New versatility

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    DETROIT - SEPTEMBER 27:  B.J.Ryan #52 of the Toronto Blue Jays reacts after beating the Detroit Tigers 7-4 on September 27, 2006 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

7. The kids are playing well

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    CHICAGO - JULY 8:  Jake Fox #5 of the Chicago Cubs bats against the Atlanta Braves during the game on July 8, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

6. Aramis Ramirez is back

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    CHICAGO - JULY 8:  Aramis Ramirez #16 of the Chicago Cubs bats against the Atlanta Braves during the game on July 8, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

5. 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)

4. The Cubs' starting rotation

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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)

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2. The Schedule

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1. Karma

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