Chicago Cubs: 10 Cubs Who Should Not Be Back in 2012

August 31, 2011 by  

Carlos Pena has been a terrific bargain for the 2011 Chicago Cubs. He has saved untold errors for the infield defense, driven the ball well at times and demonstrated what perfect baseball makeup is even during a lost season.

But Pena ought not to be back in 2012. This is one thing about rebuilding a ball club: Sometimes even successful one-year solutions have to remain so. In fact, Pena is just one of perhaps a dozen Cubs who should not be back in 2012. The team needs to start afresh, and while senselessly shoving off talent would be foolish, so, too, would clinging to a non-elite player like Pena during a phase in which he can realistically be of little help to the team.


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