Cubs Top Story Lines 2010 writer, Carrie Muskat, detailed the top story lines of the Cubs’ 2010 season. I’ve highlighted parts of her article below.

The Cubs never got above .500.
They were 22-32 in one-run games.
Those 32 losses were the most in baseball.
The starting pitchers led the NL in quality starts.
Aramis Ramirez posted a .207 average in the first half.
Mike Quade’s record as manager (24-13).
Carlos Marmol saved more than half (38) of the Cubs’ 75 wins.
He also set a MLB record by averaging 15.99 strikeouts per nine innings.
Alfonso Soriano and Derrek Lee each hit their 300th home run.

Cubs’ 2010 top story lines:
5. Piniella’s early exit and Quade’s strong finish
4. Zambrano’s roller-coaster season
3. Starlin Castro’s dazzling debut
2. Tyler Colvin’s bat attack
1. Departures of Lilly, Theriot, Fontenot and Lee


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