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Chicago Cubs: 3 questions we must ask after a historically bad week

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Why should we continue to watch the Chicago Cubs play baseball in 2021?

Surely it’s hard to watch this team and feel good at the same time, but the mindset has to be not on wins and losses, but individual accomplishments. The casual fan may lose a bit of interest in this, but we have a chance to watch this team in a way we haven’t in several years, and that is as a scout.

Young bats like Frank Schwindel, Sergio Alcantata and Johneshwy Fargas will continue to get at-bats against major league pitching. Young arms like Justin Steele, Manuel Rodriguez and newly-acquired Codi Heuer will get to test what they have against major league hitting.

Occasionally, we’re getting some fun things to see from them: like this bases-clearing double from Frank the Tank that gave the Cubs the lead in a game they eventually lost.

With a larger pool of young players on the 40-man roster, David Ross will be able to move all these pieces around to not only allow breaks and ease of entry back into the lineup for the injured, but also give these new names and faces a chance to show their stuff.

After all, at some point this season will eventually (and mercifully) come to an end. When it does, upper management will hopefully have a good amount of data to look at and determine the next steps to, as we were told, build the next great Cubs team.