Found February 03, 2013 on
There is no doubt that a team which lost 101 games is going to have more than a few question marks, but Theo Epstein and company have done their best this off-season to limit the amount of uncertainty for the Cubs going into 2013. While the Cubs brass has done their best to improve the team this winter, there are still a few big questions that Cubs fans everywhere should be asking themselves as spring training approaches.
1) Who will play third base?
If there was one glaring need on the Cubs roster that was overlooked so far this off-season it would be the third base position. The Cubs re-signed Ian Stewart to a low-risk one year deal and it appears that the job will be his to lose come spring training. While the Cubs organization is claiming that Stewart’s mystery wrist injury which has been plaguing him during his time with the Cubs is finally resolved, fans should still not feel too comfortable with Stewart manning the hot corner. Stewart hit only .201 in 2012, appearing in ...
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