Rosenbloom on the Cubs as they stand with just a handful of games left in 2012:

The current bunch died at the trading deadline. After going 19-10 in July — I believe Cooperstown asked for that calendar page — the Cubs have gone 4-18 in their last 22. They’ve hit a robust .213 in that time. Their pitchers have a 5.12 earned-run average that is the next journey for the NASA rover Curiosity. They have been outscored 114-74 and just got done striking out 37 times in getting swept in Milwaukee.

He’s not wrong on a lot of this stuff, even if I do think he’s a little overly cynical about the team’s chances in the next couple years. Then again maybe just thinking that proves I really am a Cubs fan and therefore am truly a lost cause.