Time To Pack It In: Why the Chicago Cubs Should Shut Down Some Injured Vets

September 10, 2009 by  

With 24 games left in the season, the Chicago Cubs are 11.5 games back in the NL Central Division and eight games back in the Wild Card race.  While the Cubs aren’t mathematically eliminated from postseason contention, they might as well start looking ahead to 2010.

At this point, the age old question arises: Do the Cubs continue to try and put out their best roster in an effort to win as many games as possible?  Or do they focus on getting younger players in the game in an audition for next year while resting veterans who are less than 100 percent?

For the 2009 Cubs, there needs to be a balance between the two.

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