How Can The Cubs Compete In 2012?

(WSCR) The Chicago Cubs are the not-so-proud owners of the second-worst record in baseball, a miserable 35-52. With this season all but over for the Cubs, the organization has to start thinking about how they can compete in 2012.

“The only way that you’re going to have a chance to compete next year is take the pitchers that you think can help you next year, keep those, get rid of the rest of them,” Gordon Wittenmyer, of the Chicago Sun-Times, said on the Mully and Hanley Show. “And then go out in the free agent market and pick yourself up a starter, or two. They don’t have to be world beaters, but they have to give you consistent innings … with a better than .500 record.”

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Wittenmyer feels that the addition of some quality starters, and solid contributions from pitchers in the system, will lead to an improved pitching staff, which could carry the team in 2012.

“As long as you can pitch, and if you can catch the ball, it doesn’t matter how well they hit,” Wittenmyer said. “They should be able to compete.”

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  • tom Sharp

    The Cubs need a complete overhaul starting with the farm system. How many players can they send up that don’t even know how to play baseball!? This punk in Center field can only run, he can’t hit a cut-off man to save his life and half of his hits don’t travel 90 feet–a cinch to be a life-time 230 hitter with no power! The triple a pitchers couldn’t get me out! Almost every time they have “run-down” it looks like a Keystone Cops movie with a dozen throws and miscues. Bunting, stealing a base, hitting behind the runner–no way! Fire all the minor league coaches and the guys up hear. Then sell the team to Cuban and start over!

  • Vegas Ang

    Can you say trainwreck?? Spendry needs to go!!

  • MAC

    Cubs don’t even have anyone in the minors to call up! They have to go to the bottom of trash pile to get pitchers like Oritz and Davis. What a mess on the north side right now. They would be lucky to be vaguely good for another 3 years!!!

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