It is time for the Chicago Cubs to make drastic changes to their daily lineups.
The final 50 games or so for the 2022 Chicago Cubs should feature plenty of new lineups from manager David Ross. With so many questions to be answered ahead of the 2023 campaign, the Cubs need to sort some things out while they still have meaningful games to play.
Too many components of the everyday lineup are failing to contribute on a daily basis. There are also a handful of worthy candidates to make the leap to the MLB roster that are currently tearing things up in the minor leagues.
With the season already in the dumpster, there should be zero hesitation when it comes to playing for the future of this franchise and Ross has to make some adjustments for that to happen.
While the third-year skipper is far from the only problem that is handcuffing the Cubs, he has not shown much promise in his time at the helm. The final month-and-a-half of this season are crucial for his job heading into next year, a season in which the Cubs need to flip a switch and compete in the National League.
The first step in getting the roster back on track is to get rid of the waste. As harsh as it sounds, the Cubs need to just take their losses and move on from several guys to make room for the youngsters that deserve a chance to spark something – anything – in this ball club.