Archive - Aug 6, 2007
The Cubs have sixteen series left, four of which are against teams with records currently above .500 (Rockies, Diamondbacks, Dodgers & Brewers). They have three series left versus the Astros. I'll go out on a limb here and say if the Cubs don't make the playoffs, they don't deserve it.
UPDATE: Cubs.com with the corresponding roster moves - Soriano to the DL, Patterson called up, Wade Miller placed on waivers to give him his unconditional release and Brian Dopirak designated for assignment which opens up a 40-man roster spot for Patterson. The Cubs have 10 days to trade, release or pass Dopirak through waivers. If no one puts a claim in on Dopirak he can be outrighted to the minors.