I believe the 2012 MLB was an odd one. The Cubs lost 101 games and finished second to last in the NL central, this was no shocker, but the playoff teams certainly were. The teams that made up the 2012 playoffs were the Yankees, Orioles, Tigers, Athletics, Nationals, Braves, Reds, and Giants. Any avid baseball fan who fell asleep at the beginning of the MLB season and was woken up at the end would have been surprised by 3 teams. The Orioles, Athletics, and Nationals came out of nowhere last year to upset the favorites and steal playoff spots. This was astonishing because up until last year these three teams had been at about the same level as the Cubs. However, unlike the Cubs discourse community, these three teams adapted a slow motion approach and the acquisition and development of young talent. This is the approach the Cubs are attempting to make with their new general manager Theo Epstine. The current face of the Chicago Cubs discourse community is shortstop Starlin Castro. Castro is a perfect example of the young talent the Cubs are looking to bring into their organization in order to build towards developing a solid line-up. He is smart, fast, young, a good leader, and a very technical infielder. Castro is a very talented ballplayer who is a lot of fun to watch.
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