Look you can bank on Wood pitching, at the very least, decent through the second half. Prior should (cross your fingers) make it through the rest of the season healthy. On top of this you have maddux and zambrano pitching well. We have a decent closer in dempster.
Nomar, even if he dosen't produce much, brings a little power back to the lineup. You can also bank on at least one trade before the deadline. Preston Wilson, WAS, in a trade that fell through. The cubs are still in talks with colorado for him. Wilson tends to play better for a team he just joins for about 4 months then goes back to being himself. That might just be enough to push us over the edge.
Here is another beer for fear the cubs will get near to the wildcard then steer themselves clear..............and I'm weird@!