Outside of the fact that they have 1 of the highest payrolls in baseball (on pace to be tops in the NL soon). They have signed big free agents or players to big contracts (Soriano, Zambrano, Fukodome etc). They also have obnoxious fans to boot!
Like the Yankees in the past, the Cubs farm system is pretty much depleted (though it appears their 2008 draft was pretty good). With acquiring Harden, it seems like their realistic window to compete is this year and 2009.
Are the Cubs the NL version of the Yanks/Red Sox? Arguments for or against?