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Chicago Cubs 2009 Predictions from the Experts

photo by  Jeremy Farmer
The 2009 Season is finally here!
So what are the experts (see above photo) predicting about the 2009 Chicago Cubs Season? I’ve gathered some 2009 predictions below from some baseball sports writers.  You’ll be happy that several writers predicted the Cubs will win the World Series in 2009!
Out of the 40 top sports [...]

The Chicago Cubs 2009 Roster

Current Chicago Cubs 2009 Roster

PITCHERS
46 Ryan Dempster
44 Chad Fox *Disabled List
63 Kevin Gregg
37 Angel Guzman
40 Rich Harden
47 Aaron Heilman
30 Ted Lilly
49 Carlos Marmol
45 Sean Marshall
54 David Patton *Disabled List
29 Jeff Samardzija
36 Randy Wells
38 Carlos Zambrano
CATCHERS
55 Koyie Hill
18 Geovany Soto
INFIELDERS
28 Jeff Baker
13 Andres Blanco
17 Mike Fontenot
5 Jake Fox
6 Micah Hoffpauir
25 Derrek Lee
7 Aaron Miles *Disabled List
16 [...]

Baseball Prospectus 2009 Chicago Cubs Predictions

photo by Jonathan Lurie
The respected and influential statisticians at Baseball Prospectus have made their projections for the 2009 won-loss records of all Major League Baseball teams.
And what do they predict for Chicago’s teams?  You’re going to like this:
Baseball Prospectus predicts that the Chicago Cubs will finish the 2009 season with a 93-69 record and place [...]

2009 Cubs Convention Tickets Sell Out in 24 Minutes

That’s right my friends, Tickets to the 2009 Cubs Convention have sold out.  On the first day.  In 24 Minutes.
Whoa!  Really?  If you were wondering whether a lot of Cubs fans would be jumping ship after the sorry end to the 2008 season, you of course were wrong.  But you know that wouldn’t happen, because [...]