Good gravy this thread has lost control...
A) Easy Marver... the Cubs would have cleaned up in the West last year. 95+ wins no question.
The Cubs finished 79-83 last season, 19-15 against NL West teams, 43-36 against NL Central teams, and 11-23 against NL East teams. If you project those winning percentages if they played the amount of games against each division that they would in the NL West, they would have gone 72.36 - 71.64 against NL teams, meaning that even if the Cubs won all 18 interleague games, they'd only have 90.36 wins, far from the 95+ you promised, "without question".
The Pads have a pair of prospects who never panned out and never will hitting 4-5 in their lineup, which is worse than the Cubs'... even sans D-Lee.
Khalil Greene will never pan out? Didn't he drive in nine runs in our seven game season sweep of the Cubbies? And who is the other prospect you are referring to? Josh Bard? Have you seen how well he's been hitting? In fact, Padres catchers this season are 59 for 202 (.292) with 11 homeruns (.525 SLG), 35 rbi, and 24 walks (.367 OBP) giving them an OPS of .892. So, yes, the Padres catcher rotation has a higher OPS than any Cub at this point in the season (ignoring Lee's 45 at bat sample). And our catchers can control themselves, too.
Wait 'til the dust settles... the NL West is still the worst division in the MLB.
You do realize the Cubs are 6.5 games worse than the worst team in the NL West right? And this is before Eric Gagne, Ryan Klesko, Woody Williams, Doug Brocail, Bill Mueller, Cesar Izturis, Jayson Werth, Jason Repko, Moises Alou, and Lance Neikro return from injuries, and before Stephen Drew, Carlos Quentin, Chad Billingsley, Joel Guzman, and Cesar Carrillo get their 2006 callups. Don't worry, a division 21 games over .500 is certainly the worst in the league.