Cubs: 3 ways the season has gone wrong and 2 ways it's gone right

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Cubs: 2 ways the season has gone right: #1 - Dansby Swanson has far outperformed the rest of last winter's loaded free agent shortstop class

Don't you love it when a plan comes together? The Chicago Cubs really had no alternative but to land one of the four big-name free agent shortstops last offseason and, in the end, they came away with the guy many labeled as the 'worst' of the group in Dansby Swanson.

But not only has Swanson outperformed the likes of Xander Bogaerts, Carlos Correa and Trea Turner numbers-wise, but he's already cemented his place as the face of the franchise and the unquestioned leader of the Cubs clubhouse.

Everywhere he's played, Swanson has been about winning and accountability. While the former hasn't followed him to the North Side just yet, the early returns on the second-largest contract in franchise history have certainly been promising. The former Vanderbilt standout is staying focused on the task at-hand: taking things day-by-day and doing what he can to help the team win.

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The fact he's stayed focused and hasn't let early trade rumors involving the team he's going to spend the majority of the next decade with says a lot about his character and what he brings to the table. Now, it's on the supporting cast to up their game and help Swanson bring winning baseball back to the Friendly Confines.