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Chicago Cubs News: The Cubs struggles can be traced back to one place

May 9, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon (70) before the game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
May 9, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon (70) before the game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Chicago Cubs season has been missing something this year. That one thing that kept last year exciting. It’s not that mysterious, but it’s been missing from this year’s squad.

The Chicago Cubs have been missing a key ingredient from last year’s team. You still see him around. That’s right, it’s David Ross. Is it possible that one man could make that much of a difference on this team? With so many players that were on last year’s team on this year’s, the absence of Ross seems to make a difference. We take a look at why the Cubs miss him so much.

Last season, the Cubs were one of the best pitching staff’s in the majors. It’s been a different story for them this season. Nobody has been immune to the struggles, especially former Cy Young Jake Arrieta. Has the pitching gotten that bad or is it just bad luck? Maybe a combination of the two. But everyone can see that the starting pitching needs to improve.

The Cubs opened the homestand last night with a 9-5 victory, giving Joe Maddon his 1,000 win as a manager. With the wind blowing out, the Cubs used the long ball to stay ahead–hitting four in total. Ian Happ hit his second of the year in his short time up and might be difficult to send back down.

These and other stories you might have missed:

‘Slow start of Cubs attributed to one missing piece’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Starting pitching the biggest difference with the Cubs’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Cubs use the long ball to beat the Reds in opener’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Should the Cubs trade for Greinke?’ – Cubbies Crib

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