Aramis Ramirez was on fai-yuh at the end of the Cubs 2010 season. Starlin Castro has hit at every level, and our scouting department knows better than most organizations about developing young talent -- so the whole fielding shtuff is gonna come on around.
An' hey, ol' Carlos Pena is gonna introduce the NL to his baseball bat, shotgun wedding style. And you know what else? Tyler Colvin. That's what's else.
And that Alfonso Soriano guy, he's alright. I bet his knees are feeling prim an' proper about know -- he might even threaten a 20-20 season this year.
All-in-all, the Cubs offense should be improved from last year, and the league-crushing Reds could easily have a let down year. Because.
Also, having Randy Wells compete against two excessively inferior pitchers -- Braden Looper and LOOGY James Russell -- will only make him much better! Plus, Carlos Zambrano will be looking to prove himself, and the starting rotation will feed off of each other, turning in another collectively great year.
PLUS! Matt Garza is moving to an easy division (by comparison to the AL East)! He has Cy Young potential now that he's out of the cage!
NOTE: I'm trying not to be sarcastic, but just optimistic. I could swear I used to be an optimist until like 5 months ago.