Chicago Cubs Need Fresh, Exciting Talent at Leadoff Spot

July 13, 2011 by  

The Chicago Cubs haven't had a true leadoff hitter since 2006, when pesky Juan Pierre manned the one-spot.

The 2011 Cubs have struggled in many ways, but one of the main causes of their slip toward the NL Central cellar is the lack of a playmaker like Pierre at the top of the order.

If all had gone according to plan, the job would have gone to kid-talent Corey Patterson, who would be hitting .320, stealing 30-40 bags a year, and leading the North-siders to division championships year after year.

As we all know, things rarely go as pla...

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