Possibly the most interesting statistic over the last decade has been the team leaders in pitching strikeouts (K's) for the season. That is because for every year from 2001-2008 the Cubs have lead the major leagues in that category. This year they find themselves plenty behind the San Francisco Giants and will likely not catch them unless Randy Wells becomes more like Ryan Dempster (ie. strike out more, win less). So what are your thoughts? Is this the end of an era for the Cubbies? And how did the Cubs lead the league in strikeouts in 2001 when they had Jason Bere, Julian Tavarez, and Kevin Tapani in the rotation?