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Five reasons the Cubs and White Sox will defy my predictions and make the playoffs

Updated: April 2, 2010, 9:38 PM ET
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPNChicago.com

After combing through a combined 1,151 pages of the "Baseball Prospectus 2010" and "The Bill James Handbook," (think of the authors as the cast of "The Big Bang Theory" -- but for baseball, and less geeky), sifting through expert analysis from assorted ESPN seamheads and chatting with several managers, GMs, scouts and players during a March trip to Arizona, I am now prepared to make this prediction for the upcoming season:

Brett Wurst had a great spring and should kick the casing off ...

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