Remember the movie Back To The Future 2? Marty, Doc Brown and Marty's girlfriend go forward in time to see what they can do about Marty's kids, and arrive in 2012. He notices an electronic billboard proclaiming that the Cubs Win The World Series!!!
Well, here we are in 2012. Still no WS titles, and none likely this year.
We'd like to hope that the team, with their new management in the front office and on the field, are headed finally in the right direction. But it's hard to see evidence of it right now. All we can hope for is that Marlon Byrd starts playing really well and gets dealt for something of value, opening up CF for Brett Jackson.
Pitching has been a bright spot in the early season, except for Sunday's 10-3 shellacking by the Cardinals. Garza, Dempster, and Samarzidja have all looked pretty good, and Volstad hasn't been bad. Paul Maholm was apparently strong enough to keep Wells in the minors, but I think that was more about who had the options and who might be dealt down the road. Probably won't be Maholm, but perhaps Garza or Dempster could bring value back to this team.
I suppose stranger things have happened than a team like this winning it all. But I'm not holding my breath.