Re: This team is worse than last year.
Well, I think Brandon Phillips is doing his job of punishing teams for just putting Votto on base instead of pitching to him. Votto may not be hitting power but he is coming home quite a bit because of Phillips and Frazier and to a lesser extent Bruce. Teams sooner or later are going to have to pitch to him, he's is getting on base in front of some hitters who are capable of bringing him home.
I've said all winter — they talk about this team winning the division — and my comment is, they won't win it because, at the end of the day, they still are the Chicago Cubs, and they will figure out a way to screw this whole thing up. - Marty Brennaman