Cubbie Blew: The 2009-2010 Chicago Cubs

March 3, 2010 by  

Last year, the Chicago Cubs won 83 games. In the early to mid-'90s that would have been acceptable, and probably even laudatory. However, in 2009, the Chicago Cubs were coming off seasons of 85 and 97 wins, respectively. Both of those were good enough to win the NL Central, but both times the Cubs failed to win a single playoff game.

Jim Hendry picked up the fact that the Cubs had a righty-dominated lineup, which in the post-season is not a great thing, and decided to enter the free agent market. He had to choose between the recently released and given up for "old" Bobby Abreu, Three True Outcomes hero Adam Dunn, and divisive, outrageous, appalling Milton Bradley.

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