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2014 Cubs Team Preview: Baby Bears In Hibernation

Kenn Ruby

Kenn Ruby

Kenn has been writing and editing for RotoWire since 2003. Though he attended Northwestern with the co-founders of RotoWire, he is not considered a made member of the RotoWire Northwestern mafia, as he can't trace back all of his ancestors to Dan Okrent.

2014 Chicago Cubs Team Preview

There may be light at the end of the tunnel, but itís a long tunnel.

With a 66-96 record in 2013, the Cubs topped 90 losses for the third year in a row, and the way 2014 is shaping up, they may make it four straight this year.

President Theo Epstein and GM Jed Hoyer continue to preach patience, and there are definitely some good prospects in the Cubsí system, but the product on the field right now is not going to score a lot of runs, and the pitching staff isnít much better. The Friendly Confines may not be so friendly this year.

Still, the Cubs added Kris Bryant to an impressive stable in the minors that includes Javier Baez, Jorge Soler, and Albert Almora, and they traded ace Matt Garza for C.J. Edwards and Mike Olt last summer, so there are a lot of young players who could contribute for the Cubs in the future. Unfortunately that future is still a few years away.

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