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Have the Cubs spent their way out of the cellar?

Updated: March 26, 2007, 11:59 AM ET
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MLB Story Lines Young players? Free-spending Cubs? Japanese players? Yankee philosophy? Barry Bonds? Cardinals repeat? AL Central? NL vs. AL? Steroids? Breakout/Breakdown?

The Cubs signed Alfonso Soriano to a eight-year, $136 million contract.

In 2003, the Cubs looked like a team of destiny, racing their way through the playoffs on the strength of Mark Prior, Kerry Wood, Carlos Zambrano and a timely offense. After knocking off the vaunted Atlanta ...

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