Found September 11, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
This is the fifth edition of Hope for the Hopeless, where we will take a look at the first ten teams in the league eliminated from playoff contention, and examine what their fans can be optimistic about after a disappointing 2013 season. Next up: the Chicago Cubs. We knew what to expect from the Cubs in 2013. We knew that they were building for the future, and that their 2013 season was going to be a mess at the major league level. And in September 2013, everything appears to be on schedule. Cubs fans shouldn't feel hopeless because the vast majority of the players who contributed to their 2013 season aren't expected to be long-term building blocks. Guys like Matt Garza, Scott Feldman, David DeJesus, Scott Hairston, and Alfonso Soriano were going to get traded sometime this year, and all were for varying returns. The club didn't get much value for Soriano or DeJesus, but got pretty good returns for the other three players, all things considered. If you're a C...
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