Chicago Cubs: Up and down week leads to more Cubs questions

Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports
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Spring Training is halfway complete and the Chicago Cubs experienced highs and lows. Now, there are more questions that need answers in the waning weeks.

After three weeks of games the Chicago Cubs hold a record of 7-9 with four ties. For comparison, the team finished 11-19 in Spring last year. And while the record in the Spring does not determine the winner of the World Series, it can be an indicator of issues.

Excuse me, Chicago Cubs management, there may be some concerns at hand.

In the last seven days, the Cubs have gone 3-3-1. Four of those games saw the team go into the seventh inning with a lead only to walk away without the win. While the primary contributors to those situations are not on the Major League roster, it’s concerning to see these late-inning issues.

All in all, it is Spring Training. The purpose of these games is to evaluate and assess talent, arranging players in a position in which they will experience success. Still, the notion of losing late-inning games does deserve attention. With that, and more, here is the Chicago Cubs week in review.