The disappointing 2010 MLB season is finally over for the Cubs. They closed out the season with a 4-0 loss to the Astros in Houston. They finished the season with an embarrassing 75-87 record, for a team with the highest payroll in the National League. And for as bad as everything went down during the season, there were definitely some bright spots as the season wrapped up.
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Starlin Castro will be a legitimate star at shortstop for years to come.
Carlos Marmol and Sean Marshall formed one of the nastiest late game duos in the National League.
Carlos Zambrano pitched like the ace that he is paid to be for the final 2 months of the season.
Tyler Colvin showed that he can play every day in the outfield.
And while the young Cubs pitchers had their share of awful outings in 2010, they also got a ton of experience, which should help the organization at some point in the next few years (hopefully 1 or 2 can even stand out with a dominant campaign in 2011).
So despite the 75-87 record, finishing 16 games behind the 1st place Cincinnati Reds, all is not bad on the North Side of Chicago…