Cubs hope to rebound from failed 2009

BY foxsports • February 17, 2010

The Chicago Cubs haven't yet held their first official workout of spring training.

But a bunch of Cubs were on hand Wednesday in Mesa, Ariz., taking grounders, limbering up and working on their batting strokes.

The Cubs are determined to bounce back from a disappointing 2009 season that followed back-to-back Central Division titles. Left-hander Ted Lilly says he hopes the 83-78 finish is a major motivator.

This is the final season in a four-year contract for both Lilly and manager Lou Piniella. The first practice is scheduled for Thursday and the entire squad is expected next week.

The Cubs are under new ownership and are still looking for their first World Series title since 1908.



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