Chicago Cubs Scapegoats: 1 to fire, 1 to put on the hot seat, 1 to be patient with

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The Chicago Cubs 2023 season is at a crossroads as the team begins a West Coast road trip while having a record of 24-31 and sitting in last place in the National League Central division.

It has been a disappointing turn for the Cubs during the month of May as many were ready to call the team a legitimate postseason contender after their hot start to the season during the month of April.

Fortunately, for the Cubs, their saving grace is the weak division that is known as the National League Central division as they are only 4.5 games back of the division-leading Milwaukee Brewers. With the calendar flipping to June, Cubs fans are antsy for fixes and it may start with these three scapegoats.

1 Chicago Cubs' scapegoat to fire - David Ross

Apparently, Cubs fans missed the memo but David Ross is not a good Major League Baseball manager. This isn't revisionist history, either. Ross was never the right fit to be the manager to replace Joe Maddon as the best fit would have been Houston Astros' bench coach Joe Espada. But, Ross was the comfortable choice for the team's front office and the perfect mascot for a team that was entering a window where they were not expected to contend at the Major League level.

Faced with expectations of contending in 2023, the Cubs and their lack of a competent manager in Ross are being exposed this year. Ross is not to blame for every fault of the Cubs' 2023 season but his in-game decision-making and lineup construction aren't doing him any favors either.