This team may lose 5 in a row at some point, but a nosedive ain't happening. Right now I'll say a 78 win season would be a disappointment. We're not winning the World Series and unlikely to go to the playoffs...but this is our year to kill the <.500 streak.
I'm a realist as anyone here, and I've yet allowed myself to get too excited so far, especially after last year, but I think they need to make the playoffs. With the NL as weak as it has been thus far, I think they need to take advantage this year. Next year, who knows what teams go out and get the big name players. We don't have Puljols or Fielder in the NL, not to mention our division anymore. I think we need to take advantage of that before these teams re-tool.
I know it's July 1st but.....tied for top wildcard spot and only one game back of the division definitely has me pumped!
I know our team has flaws and I understand we aren't deep... but if they can just keep riding this wave through July and capitalize on our schedule, then we should be good.
We have 10 games with the Cubs and Astros to end the month and begin August. Make those games count. We've been the team other teams beat up on in the past. We need to beat up on those teams.
If we roll into August 10 games up on .500 and remember the past, then I do believe this team will battle like no other in August and finish this season above. All they have to do is capitalize on the schedule and make a run.