Those last 16 games went by quickly, eh? The Cubs have now played 32 games - or 20% of the 2010 season.
After 16 games we were 6-10, four games under .500 in 5th place and 4.5 games behind the Cardinals. After 32 games we are 14-18, still 4 games under .500, still in 5th place and 6.0 games behind the Cardinals.
Playing at this rate and projecting over 160 games we come to 70-90. Giving the Cubs the benefit of the doubt with those last 2 games, let's split them. So are we now looking at a 71-91 season?
Ironically, this is TEN games better than the projection back on April 22. Now don’t you feel better?
Didn’t think so.
Al’s already started the clock on the “Maybe It’s Time for Lou to Step Aside” poll, so I won’t do that. Also, 34% (the largest percent) of BCBers feel this edition of the Cubs will win between 70-79 games.
So my poll is going to be more along the lines of trying to chart what the rest of the season will look like.
Dust off the old Magic 8 Ball and give your best - serious - guess at what the rest of the 2010 season holds for the Cubs. (Regular season and post-season when/if made)
Stay the course. What you see now is what the next 130 games will look like. (18 votes)
Small tweaks will continue to be made and the situation will get better. (26 votes)
Small tweaks will continue to be made and the situation will get worse. (18 votes)
Moderate changes are coming. Lou will resign/be released. Hendry stays on. (24 votes)
BIG changes coming. Lou Pinella and Jim Hendry will resign/be fired. (12 votes)
Everything (within contract limitations) is up for grabs. Lou: gone. Hendry: gone. Fire sale time for the veterans. Some additional administrative adjustments in the organization. (39 votes)
Lightning in a bottle time! From here on out, EVERY move pays off and the Cubs charge into the playoffs and the World Series. (9 votes)
146 total votes