NL Central: The Summer of Failure

Has any division in history looked so bad for so long?  

Games played since May 28th:

CIN  27-30  .473
STL  26-30  .464
CUB  26-31  .456
HOU  25-31  .446
MIL  25-33  .431
PIT  24-34  .414

Over a whole season .473 = 77-85.  That's for your 'best' team.

And this division might send two teams to the playoffs.

The Cubs have played as well as anyone in the division for more than two months now:  
   They were 13.5 GB on May 28.  
   They are 14 GB now.  

The Cubs may be bad, but bad is a relative term in this neighborhood.  'Bad' is the new 'average'.

Bottom line:  It's not going to take an overhaul for the Cubs to win the NLC in '07.  

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