Now there’s still a lot of baseball left. Being that the Milwaukee Brewers are winning the division right now and the Cubs are only a few games back a lot has to happen for the Cubs do be in a position like this.
Do I think any of this will happen? No, but it never hurts to speculate. Who knows, the team could go on a hot streak soon and be up by 5+ by the All-Star Game and all this will be irrelevant.
No one thought the Cubs would be under .500 in mid-June. The reality of a playoff-less season is slowly setting in. Preparations must be made if it hits hard in the near future.