3 reasons Chicago Cubs fans should give up on 2023 and 2 they shouldn’t

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The Chicago Cubs are surging right now having won 11 of their last 14 games. There is plenty of reasons to be excited right now as long as the team can keep it up. However, there are a few nagging issues that come up here and there that seem like they need addressing sooner rather than later. The Cubs also haven't even made it back to .500 yet, meaning that their play over the next month will be critical in deciding what the team will do at the trade deadline. Here are x reasons why fans should give up on the 2023 season, and x reasons they should keep hope.

Give up: The Reds are surging

The Cincinnati Reds have emerged as a threat in the NL Central and they are arguably the most exciting team in baseball right now. An 11-game winning streak shot the Reds to the top of the weak division and they hold a half-game lead over Milwaukee and 3 games on the Cubs. While the division is tight, the Reds received a shot of adrenaline earlier this month when top prospect Elly De La Cruz was called up. The 6'4 infielder looks like a five-tool phenom and he is living up to his expectations so far with a .989 OPS in his first 17 games. Joey Votto has also returned from injury recently and looked great at the plate, making this lineup go from good to great overnight.