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2012 Cubs report card

Check out our expert's grades, then share yours for each player on the 2012 team

Updated: October 5, 2012, 6:17 PM ET
By Doug Padilla | ESPNChicago.com

Everybody expected the Chicago Cubs to struggle in 2012, yet watching it all play out was still startling as the club sank to new depths.

The offense struggled, the starters faltered and the bullpen was mediocre at best. And that was all before two months of the season had passed. The rotation rebounded somewhat but then came an injury to Matt Garza and the trades of Ryan Dempster and Paul Maholm as new prospects were sprinkled among the farm system.

There were pleasant surprises like ...

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