Season of Disappointment: Cubs Failing To Live Up to Expectations

August 13, 2009 by  

To say there were big expectations for the 2009 Chicago Cubs would be a bit of an understatement. Heading into the season, the Cubs were widely considered the class of the National League Central by both fans and prognosticators alike, and why not?

A disappointing showing in the playoffs notwithstanding, the Cubs enjoyed great success in 2008. The team won a league-leading 97 games in the regular season (capturing its second-consecutive division title in the process), boasted one of the best lineups in baseball, and featured a strong, effective pitching staff.

Despite this success, Cubs general manager Jim Hendry reacted strongly to Chicago’s sweep at the hands of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Divisio...

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