Sunday, July 1, 2012

Two All-Stars for the Cubs!

The Cubs, having won the last two series, are now on pace to finish with a win-loss record of 59 wins and 103 losses.  The 1962 and 1966 Chicago Cubs baseball clubs also finished with the same record over the course of a 162 game season, the worst in team history.  Can my Cubs avoid making history this season?  Personally, my heart likes to think they are only a 90+ loss team, but my head sees the writing on the wall and believe that the roster is going to change quite a bit before the trade deadline on July 31st.  If the organization trades away some of the veterans, then the slope to 104+ losses could become very slippery indeed.

On a positive note, because there's always a silver lining: congratulations to Starlin Castro and Bryan LaHair for being voted in by the players to make the All-Star game on July 10th.  This will be Castro's second mid-summer classic, and LaHair's first in his first full season in the big leagues.  LaHair was voted in as a first baseman, but has since been moved to the outfield to make room for the wunderkind, Anthony Rizzo.

Here's to hoping that Rizzo, LaHair, and Castro will be the foundation of the Cubs offense for years to come! 

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