I've seen a lot of posts on here lately regarding the Cubs and how they have not gotten off to the hot start that we had all hoped for. It looks like some people have given up, which kind of amazes me.
My personal opinion: I think it is way too early to start panicking. They are still trying to put the pieces of the puzzle in place. For me, I'm usually pretty calm in April, May and June. If they are really struggling and play themselves out of it in those months, that's one thing, but this team is not. They are right in the thick of it and the Cardinals aren't running away with this thing. I will really start judging this team in July and August.
Reasons to believe:
2009 Colorado Rockies: 8-12 on April 30, 2009...won 2009 NL Wild Card
2008 Los Angeles Dodgers: 14-13 on April 30, 2008 (5.5 games back)...advanced to NLCS
2007 Colorado Rockies: 10-16 on April 30, 2007...advanced to World Series
I'm sure there are many more examples, but I figured I'd give an example of a Cubs team, a struggling-September team, and 3 teams with their records at about this time of year that all made the playoffs.
The point is, it's a long year. Again, this is just my opinion, but I still think it's too early to start panicking. And for the record, NO I am NOT happy with the way they have started this season (i.e. the offense, Lee and Aramis' production), but there is plenty of time for them to turn it around.
My question to you all: When, during the course of an MLB season, do you hit the panic button and really get concerned about your team?
And by panic, I mean "worry" or "give up on the year"....Thanks, Drew