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Shedding Light on the Chicago Cubs’ Dirty Little Secret

Published by on April 28, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Behind every MLB contender, there's a dirty little secret.

Keep winning, and nobody pays any attention to it. The Red Sox, for instance, have been on such a tear lately that nobody's asking why David Ortiz (.237 average, .287 on-base percentage, .342 slugging) looks so washed-up.

The Dodgers have hummed along so nicely that no one's sounded the alarm on how the back end of the starting rotation is a disaster in progress (Clayton Kershaw's last two starts: Nine innings, 18 hits, six walks, 15 earned runs).

Stumble, however, and those unpleasant truths start to surface.

If you stagger out of the gate 9-9 while your arch-rival races to a division lead—the Cubs' M.O. thus far—people ...

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