The Cubs have a dilemma. As the offseason approaches, General Manager Jim Hendry faces a number of difficult decisions about the future of his team. The 2009 team has a number of weaknesses, and the ability to throw money at the problem, even if he indeed has that ability, will not count for much. Some of the additions he will need to make to make the Cubs competitive in 2010 will be by subtraction. Among these, the most intriguing, and perhaps most important, is the question of how Hendry will address the Cubs' logjam of corner outfielders, and the subpar outfield defense that situation has created. The 2009 Cubs essentially fielded a right fielder in center, a left fielder in right, and a DH in left; that is a fatal combination when the ace of the staff has extreme fly-ball tendencies (T ...
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