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Glass half full......


So, i've been able to watch bits and pieces of the first few games.  I have to say, I see a few positive things here.  Granted, we are not the odds on favorite here, but I think there is improvement.

Let me say it was 80 degrees here yesterday, so after the 4th inning i was on my bike; however, i DVR'd the game and caught the ugly end. 

First, Starlin is going to be good (and already is - just hope he improves).  I like him at leadoff.  Barney is not bad either.  Time will tell if he is the real deal, but we've got a legit platoon in my opinion with him and Baker. 

Now, execution has always been the achilles heel of the Cubs since i've been a fan (10+ years).  although we gave it up yesterday, i like the execution and in the first 3 games that we're in it till the end. 

Byrd, however you feel about the guy, is a winner.  Pena looks to be a flat out player and a "winner".  That damn bunt was beautiful.  I've wondered why more "shift" guys don't do that.  I know he was trying to bust the shift, but it's SO FREAKING GOOD TO SEE A CUB THAT CAN DROP A DAMN BUNT!!!!!  I don't think Pena will lead the team in sac bunts, but damn, i love the execution!  love it!

If Sori can stay healthy and contribute, we've got one hell of a 7 hole hitter.  Colvin at 8 is not too shabby either.  We have a legit rotation.

The Riot is gone, but what i like is that i think we have a lot of Riot attitudes that play a little better than he did.  And Quade should probably get his due for some of that.

i know it's only 3 game in and we're 1-2, but I see dramatic improvement in these guys. 

I used to think of the Cubs in relation to an old Jimmy Buffett song - "The Weather is here, wish you were beautiful".  This year may be different.  I sure hope so.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of SB Nation or Al Yellon, managing editor (unless it's a FanPost posted by Al). FanPost opinions are valued expressions of opinion by passionate and knowledgeable baseball fans.

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