Anthony Rizzo hit 15 homers in 87 games after being promoted by the Cubs on June 26.
In his first season as a starter, r Jeff Samardzija worked 174 innings with a 9-13 record, an ERA of and 9.2 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched.
Center fielder Brett Jackson struggled at the plate after being called up from the minors and may need more seasoning in the minor leagues.
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The Cubs finished a forgettable season Wednesday at Wrigley Field with the equally woeful Houston Astros. Cubs President Theo Epstein will meet with the media on Thursday. At that time, he may provide a hint or two as to what the Cubs may do this winter. Then again, maybe not. For now, instead of looking back, we'll take a look at what the Cubs have in hand and how it figures to play into the plans for 2013.