4 disgusting Cubs statistics that will make any fan physically ill

The Chicago Cubs are playing sloppy baseball, and these four statistics prove it in a painful way.
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The Chicago Cubs continue to disappoint in 2024, with a dreadful 38-45 record and sole possession of last place in the NL Central heading into Saturday afternoon's matchup in Milwaukee.

While April seemed promising for the North Siders, the situation has slipped to the point where selling at the trade deadline is looking more probable by the day. The team hasn't won back-to-back series since April 24 and they've posted a record of 20-33 over the months of May and June. The record is reflected by unexpected sloppiness on the field, and here are four statistics that put this team's gross underperformance in perspective.

1. The team has made 35 outs on the basepaths (Leads MLB)

During Friday night's game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Cody Bellinger contributed to the Cubs' lead in this statistic when he forgot how many outs there were and got doubled off first base to end an inning in embarrassing fashion. It was one of those plays that makes you scratch your head and wonder how an eight-year MLB veteran, who has historically been a good baserunner, could make an out like that. What made matters worse is the fact the Cubs were playing the first-place Brewers and could very well have squandered a chance to score a critical run in a two-run ballgame.

For a team that is supposedly built to excel in the fundamentals of the game like baserunning and defense, it's particularly concerning to see the Cubs at the top of this list. It's a good example of the general sloppiness that has plagued this team and helped prevent it from putting together a good stretch of wins over the past two months. Notably, the Cubs as a team have only been caught stealing 15 times, meaning the other 20 outs on the basepaths came from pickoffs, getting thrown out, or running outside the basepaths.