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Why Cubs have struggled this year

Poor defense and horrendous baserunning have doomed Chicago's season

Originally Published: July 31, 2011
By Bradley Woodrum | FanGraphs
Alfonso SorianoMike Ehrmann/Getty ImagesIt's been a rough year for Alfonso Soriano and the Chicago Cubs.

The narrative around the Chicago Cubs' 2011 season has surrounded the beleaguered pitching staff -- the parade of unimpressive starters from Doug Davis to James Russell -- but the greater problems for the Cubs have easily been shoddy defense and malpractice-bad baserunning.

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