Chicago Cubs: Worst Team In Baseball

The Chicago Cubs are worse than I thought. I know, I know. I’m an optimistic Cubs fan- I get it. But seriously, I thought the Cubs could win 75 games this year. Oops. In the midst of an 8 game losing streak, not only are they losing, they’re being embarrassed by teams that frankly aren’t good themselves. I’m sorry Houston Astros, but you aren’t any good. The Chicago White Sox? Come on. Average AL team.

So what are they going to do? What is going to change this team for the better this year? The answer is- I think things will get worse. The Chicago Cubs are the worst team in all of baseball, again, and the best thing they can do is get rid of all the dead weight, add talent through trades, and bring up the kids to see what’s there.

Look- any Cubs fan that thought Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer were going to save this train wreck in a year were highly delusional and I would argue completely idiotic. This team was never going to be good. Never going to be decent, and that’s okay. The Cubs ARE going to spend money, but they need to rid the team of dead weight before they can do that. Building from the ground up, is key, and that’s the way the Cubs have to continue to do things. Is it painful? Yes. Does it suck? Yes. But anyone that understands the game of baseball understands what it takes to build a year in-year out juggernaut.

I expect the Cubs to be fully competitive for good by 2014. If some of the kids now pan out the way they should, adding key free agents is going to be huge over the next few offseasons. If the Cubs can trade Matt Garza, Ryan Dempster, Alfonso Soriano, Bryan LaHair, Carlos Marmol, and Geovany Soto for young talent- the Cubs will be better off.

This is a process, and going to be a process. Rome wasn’t built in a night, and neither will the Cubs.

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  • JMS

    Year in-year out juggernaut? That’s where you think you are headed? If that is the positive attitude and optimisim that comes with being a Cub fan I need to get on board. Life as a Cub fan must be wonderful.

  • gilgerard

    If the Cubs continue building a farm system, and guys like anthony Rizzo pan out- yes. The Cubs are a big market team that will spend money when the time is right.

    I know depth and understanding how baseball works is tough to understand, so I’ll be kind in this response.

  • Tom

    All of these players are terrible. I don’t like any of them except Reed Johnson. Are best player is Starlin Castro, but I can’t stand the guy. Soriano is an absolute joke. I would send this whole team down to the minors and bring up brett jackson, rizzo, javier baez, vitters. They should trade Castro, Garza, and Dempster and get some great prospects.

    • gilgerard

      so- u can’t stand a 22 year old that leads the NL in hits at 21? The only bright spot on the major league roster? And you like Reed Johnson?

      Yeah- you’re not very smart.

      By the way Baez is like 18, and Josh Vitters is hitting .230 in AAA.

      Thanks for the laugh. Wow.

  • Klarg

    In the grand scheme the Sun was made to shine, the Earth to circle the Sun, and the Cubs to suck.

  • Arthy

    Cubs organization is laughing in your face. The team is under control!… just wait 2 years or maybe 100?…be patient. … money-suckers. I just returned my seasonal pass.

    • gilgerard

      Great. Good for you. Don’t come back when they win.