Braves-Cubs: Can We Go Find a Bat Now?

July 9, 2009 by  

Admit it: It has been a rough week watching the Cubs.

For one day—Monday—all seemed to be right with the world. Everyone was healthy. The team played well and won. The Tribune era appeared to quickly be ending, and for the first time in months, at least I felt like the team might put it together enough to make a run.

No, not the 97 wins type of run, but more like the 85 wins and back into the playoffs sort of thing. That is starting to seem more and more like what the eventual National League Central champion will look like.

So what happens?

First, that tentative deal with the Ricketts? Not so tentative anymore, with the Utay group stepping in to make a last-minute bid. I mean, really? Really?...

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