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For Cubs, offense a question mark

Soto, Soriano must have productive years for North Siders' success

Updated: March 30, 2010, 12:24 PM ET
By Bruce Levine | ESPNChicago.com

Will the Cubs score enough runs to be viable in the National League Central? That's the question Lou Piniella was asked on Monday. Piniella said the team should be able to score 800 runs in 2010, which would be an increase of 93 over its 2009 total. (The Cubs led all of baseball in runs scored in 2008, with 855.)

If the Cubs are able to score that many runs, the division race could be a lot more interesting than it was after August 2009, when the North Siders were passed by the St. Louis ...

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