I'm willing to bet the farm that the Cubs won't win the World Series this year. I'm willing to bet half the farm that the Cubs won't make it to the World Series this year. I'm willing to bet 1/8 the farm that the Cubs won't win their division this year. If they do, I'm will to bet 1/8 of the farm they won't win their first game.
8 runs scored against Cub's star Lester today. 18 runs scored against a bevy of
Cub pitchers today. In 2 games, the Cardinals outscored the Cubs 24 to 14 at Wrigley Field. In 2 at bats, Cub's star Baez stranded 5 runners as he struck out on really bad pitches.
Lester and Maddon passed up Lesters' chance to play in the All-Star game. What do you suppose Lester did in those four off days to pitch so badly today? Just guessing but I suggest he and his buddies consumed several cases of beer and dozens of brats. Whatever. He sure put on an ugly performance before all Cub faithful today.
When players today make those millions, especially those with talent, they can do anything they wish. 85% of professional athletes use pot and many use coke. Which often leads to early retirement. You can bet Ben Zobrist used no drugs near 100% of the time. Maybe in the off-season and maybe after year 2016 season was offer.
Face it. The entire Cub pitching staff except their closer, is suspect. Cub hitters load up on weak pitchers (there are an awful lot pitchers who wouldn't be in the Major League if their weren't so many teams). I've said before that this team can't hit GOOD pitching with any regularity.
OK, back to my offer. Any takers??