It seems the general consensus among baseball fans is the additional wild card in each league will greatly effect the postseason race this season.
I’m not so certain it will.
The baseball standings come July 4th has long remained a fairly good indicator of which teams will make the postseason come season’s end.
The way I see it the Cubs have 14 days to shore up the backend of its starting rotation.
Dale Sveum, citing a lack of ‘options’, confirmed Chris Volstad will get a second start before the All Star break, despite another dreadful showing against Atlanta Tuesday night.
It’s hard to believe Volstad will do whatever necessary to keep his turn in the rotation, and there’s little to justify giving the 25-year-old more leash.
There must be better options than Volstad: Casey Coleman, Rodrigo Lopez, Chris Rusin…