Just look at the fantastic division races across the National League!
The biggest lead in any divisions is one game–San Diego leading Los Angeles–with the Braves and Cards holding just a half game lead over New York and Cincinnati.
Wild Card race is tight, too. Five teams are within five-games of the Mets. The Cubs, however, are currently out of the mix–nine-games back.
Which means…Chicago’s best bet remains the division race, where neither the Cardinals nor Reds have separated themselves.
With 20-plus games remaining before the All Star break, the Cubs are surprisingly within striking distance. Even a little four-game winning streak could close the gap enough for the Cubs to make a second half run.
But we need the real Cubs to stand up…take the stage and perform the way we know they’re capable of. Scoring more than two runs per game would be an excellent start.
But if all remains the same in Cubs Land, the curtain on the 2010 season will close faster than it appears on paper.