Although generally I avoid these large link dumps, there were too many good mid-season reviews/commentaries on the Chicago Cubs’ 2009 season in the Cublogoverse to only note and comment on a few. Thus, link dump.
Bleed Cubbie Blue literally grades the Cubs and all of the players on the Cubs. As a whole, they get a C+. Generous for an underachieving .500 team, I would think.
Another Cubs Blog criticizes, line by line, that very BCB grading job.
Not Qualified to Comment also grades the Cubs (a theme developing), and overall comes up with a C-. Sounds about right. Maybe still too generous given the composition of the payroll team.
Cubbies Crib evaluates the team, without grading, and concludes that the Cubs are very lucky to be at .500.
Desipio wants you to chill out on the sky is falling stuff, given all that the Cubs have already seen happen this year – and played through.
The Friendly Blogfines offers the good, the bad, and a little bit of hope and advice for the second half.
The Ghost of Paul Noce suggests that the .500 start to this season is further indication that the window of opportunity for this team is closing.
View From the Bleachers, among other things, has some excellent advice for Lou: just play Jake Fox.