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Should Cubs be worried? You bet

Posted on: September 4, 2008 11:10 am
 

The Cubs are nine games up on a playoff spot with 22 games to play. Even with their tough schedule (6 vs. Milwaukee, 4 vs. Mets, 3 at Houston), they should get to October even if their rotation is headed by Ryan Dempster and Ted Lilly, rather than Carlos Zambrano and Rich Harden.

But that's not really the point, is it?

If this 100-year drought is going to end, the Cubs don't just have to get to October. They've been to the playoffs before, as recently as last year.

No, the scary part for the Cubs is that they don't seem to know for sure whether Zambrano will pitch again this year. And while they've penciled in Harden for a start next week against the Cardinals, any hint that he's hurt (he'll go at least 11 days between starts because of "discomfort") brings up all of his awful history with injuries.

Dempster, Lilly, Jason Marquis and Sean Marshall still get the Cubs to October. They also could get them an early exit once the playoffs begin.

Should the Cubs be worried? You bet.

Comments

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 15, 2012 5:53 pm
 

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Since: Dec 14, 2007
Posted on: September 5, 2008 3:23 pm
 

Should Cubs be worried? You bet

If Z & Harden are less than 100% for the playoffs, you can forget about the Cubs making the W.S., it ain't going to happen.  Pitching always has and always will be the most important factor in the post-season.  I have seen great hitting teams (like the '95 Indians) get sut down by good pitching and AZ has the starters to silence the Cubs or any other team's offense.

In their current state, I just don't see the Cubs coming out of the NL this year.



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