Sunday, January 18, 2009

Good Golly Miss Molly....

I will throw this out here right now. I know it is January and many things can happen between now and October, but the Cubs will be WS Champs in '09.


It's not just because I am an avid Cubs fan. It is really because of this. The Cubs now have the power of the So Swunt! Look out pitchers and hard-charging corner infielders. When you play the Cubs this year, you may have a new short-ball threat to worry about.

(Short-ball - adj.: Pertaining to baseballs that are hit 0 to 60 feet away from home plate.)

This is an apocalyptic sign for the Cubs two year run at the playoffs. I still think they would have to be the favorite in the NL Central. The Cardinals biggest offseason move is to count on Chris Carpenter to, once again, become their ace. I see shades of Wood and Prior cerca 2004-2006 in this decision. Milwaukee has really bolstered their pitching staff by losing the Sabathia sweepstakes and letting Ben Sheets persue other teams via free agency. But, hey, they signed 41 year old Trevor Hoffman. The rest of the division is just that...the rest of the division. The only team that may (and I want to stress "may") make noise is Houston. If they do, good for them. I'm not holding my breath.

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