3 Chicago Cubs takeaways from deflating home stand

The Friendly Confines were far from that for the Cubs this past week.
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3. Offense should be a need a the MLB Trade Deadline

The Cubs have been shut out in 4 of their last 10 games. In those 10 games, the Cubs have only scored more than 3 runs in a game once. For all the talk that has surrounded the idea of the Cubs needing to address their need in the bullpen, the fact remains if the team is going to struggle to score runs, the bullpen won't be in a position to secure victories.

The Cubs' biggest need since the MLB Trade Deadline in 2021 was power, and Jed Hoyer continues to ignore that need. While Christopher Morel appears to be on track to becoming one of the more prominent power hitters in Major League Baseball, there will be growing pains as his offensive profile matures.

The Cubs are going to need to find a way to add power to their offensive lineup and no, depending on prospects such as Matt Shaw or Owen Caissie is not a solution that can be depended upon.