Chicago Cubs: Is this offense really that bad?

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Jun 26, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant (17) talks with manager Joe Maddon (70) prior to their game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

The Cubs offense has been worse since the All-Star Break…

Since the All-Star Break, the Chicago Cubs offense dipped to unprecedented lows. In this time frame, the Cubs own a record of 5-7 despite only facing opponents with losing records. They owe these struggles largely to a lack of hitting.

Since the All-Star Break, many of the Cubs best hitters have been in slumps. Kris Bryant only has seven hits in 48 at-bats (.146) in this time frame, while teammate Anthony Rizzo comes in at seven hits in 46 attempts (.152). Starlin Castro continued his season-long struggles at the plate, only managing six hits in 44 attempts (.136).

Collectively as a team, the Chicago Cubs own a slash line of .216/.298/.335 since the All-Star break.

Next: So what to do about it?