The cubs hitting is decidedly average. If it wasn't for their hitting, with a rotation like they have they would be 120 game winners. There is not one player in that lineup that has hit over .300 in the last 3 years.
Who cares? It doesn't matter what they have done in the past, it matters what they do this year.
Ramirez and Alou are the only plus .300 hitters this year but that won't continue. Alou's average has already fallen from .370 in the past month.
Barrett is also hitting over .300. Sosa was hitting .290 before he got hurt. I wouldn't be surprised at all if 1 or 2 of them hit over .300 this year.
Their entire lineup is full of streaky hitters. God help them when they all slump at the same time which will happen.
Their offense already has been in a slump for the past 2 weeks, and i think they might be heating up again.
Their pitching carried them last year and all they have added to their offense is the anaemic Derek Lee this year.
You forgot the .322 hitting Michael Barrett
And Lee may be hitting bad now, but come September i think he will have better numbers than Bagwell.
If and when Sammy comes back he will continue his huge downward spiral the last few years and hit .260 tops.
They only score runs against pathetic pitching like Pittsburgh and Colorado and even the Pirates shut them down in Prior's season debut. Against decent pitching like the Astros they have scored just 10 runs in 5 games.
Like i said, their offense has been in slump in the last 2 weeks.