State of the Cubs: The Cubs are bad
But to their credit, they are impressively thorough in their lousiness
It didn’t have to be this way. The Cubs, who are 3-14 in their last 17 games (how’d they ever win three?) are this bad on purpose.
They chose to do this to themselves, and by extension, to us.
If you’re into having someone pee down your leg and tell you it’s raining, the Cubs are happy to tell you about how the future is bright and their minor league system is teeming with exciting young talent and man, is it gonna all be great.
Well, it better fucking be, because the big league version is decidedly not great. It’s embarrassingly bad. And we’re Cubs fans. When it comes to identifying badness we are experts. We have decades of experience. We grade terrible baseball on a curve, and even by the most generous of measures, this is super terrible.
Because even while the Cubs are stockpiling talent—or so we’re told—nothing precluded them from actually fielding a decent major league team at the same time.
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