There’s an old cliche that says, “They’re great on paper.” This applies to the Chicago Cubs. It’s funny you know, the Toronto Blue Jays on paper have an Ok team, but this year, they’re exceeding expectations. The Cubs on the other hand, for some reason can’t get it together. They have one good game followed by a really poor one and then climb out of the woodwork and pull together an amazing game. That’s baseball.
The Cubs are seven games back. A few years ago they were ten games back at the start of August and came back to win their division. That’s also baseball.
There have been some outstanding performances this year like Darwin Barney and Starlin Castro who should have no problem making it to the Allstar game. There havy been some great surprises like Tony Campana and returning stars like Kerry Wood and Reed Johnson.
To be fair, Andrew Cashner has been injured and now Marlon Byrd so injuries have played a crucial part in this year’s fluctuation. I’m confident the team will turn around. I think after the Allstar break, we’re going to see a much better Cubs team. No, a more consistent team.