A winning record has been elusive thus far in 2010. The Cubs have come tantalizingly close, 3 times reaching the .500 mark, at 5-5, again at 10-10 and facing two more against the Nationals, and at 13-13 going into a series against the Pirates. Each time, facing a seemingly (on paper) weaker opponent, the Cubs have stopped hitting, a recurring theme this year. The offensive statistics only look decent because the Cubs either seem to score 10 runs or 2, with no consistency. So, the question is, will this team ever actually topple the .500 mark and have a winning record this year? I thought so, but after this series against the Bucs, I'm truly beginning to wonder. If it's not the bullpen, it's A-Ram and the offense. The starting pitching is about the only thing that's been respectable, but even that has been a little more shaky the last few weeks.
I know they started slow in 2007. I know other teams, such as the '05 Astros, have started slowly and turned it around. I just don't know if I see it with these guys though. What say you?