I have watched enough baseball to know that you don’t make grand pronouncements about the future. Things change on a dime all the time. But you cannot watch this team play over the last week and think they are anything but toast. They look worse than they did during the nine-game losing streak last September.
To lose three in a row to this Pirates team, while you are trying to clinch a division title, and to have a laugher cap things off like today? There are problems there, man. Problems that just cannot go away in a single series. Maybe the Cubs finish off the division somehow. Maybe they even get fortunate and win their opening postseason series. But looking like this? That’s the only way they’re going to win anything in the playoffs: good fortune. The juice just ain’t there.
Maybe I’ll feel better by tonight.