Originally Posted by MikeThierry
The logic seems sound but some of those sub .500 teams shouldn't be overlooked. FLA is always tough and Houston has been playing out of their minds as of late. I think they have scored the most runs since the all star break. They have a good young nucleus in Houston to make any game you play against them interesting.
I agree with this. I think we'll know a lot after the west coast trip that always seems to do a number on the Reds. The Brewers are another team that is still scary when you consider a team has Ryan Braun, Prince Fielder, Ricky Weeks and Corey Hart, I don't care what they're record is, they're more than capable of taking a series. Josh Johnson starting off the Marlins series is another negative thing, you hope to miss him when you play Florida, but they aren't really a sub-500 team when he's on the hill. I'm interested to see what happens with the west coast trip, I think that will be a huge indicator of what's to come in the remainder of the season.