Re: This team is worse than last year.
Originally Posted by Ron Gant
You're never as bad as you think you are and you're never as good as you think you are. This adage holds especially true at this point during the season. Losing two of three to the Cards hurt and being swept by the Buccos really hurt. But at the end of the day this ball club, in my opinion, is the most talented team in this division and will rack up the wins behind power hitting, excellent defense and very good pitching. You cannot let these last six games become a legitimate sample size in regards to each of those three facets. Just like you couldn't use the first six games of this season as a big enough sample size (even though we would all like to).
5-7 sucks, I know. But keep it context. There are still a whopping 150 games left to be played and we face both the Cardinals and Pirates 16 more times each. I am more than confident this team will win and win big. And when all is said and done 2013 will be a season that will be talked about for a long time around here for all the right reasons. Just my two cents.
True. I looked up last season's schedule and they were actually 4-8 through 12 games. I didn't realize that. All it takes is to not fall too far behind and have a solid month like they did last year when Votto went out to separate themselves from the pack.
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