Mainly he points out weaknesses in all the other teams. If you are an optimist, reading it could make you giddySports journalism sure has changed. 2 players psych issues are highlighted, that's even before you get to Milton Bradley, and some pitcher shoving some fan.
Injuries abound for other wild card pretenders--I hadn't realized Carlos Beltran, Aramis Ramirez, Edison Volquez are all down. And major slumps on all the teams. Suddenly a team that fields non-stars like we do could be the new Rockies.