Latest 2024 MLB All-Star Ballot is exactly what is wrong with the Cubs lineup

The Cubs' hitters don't have any star appeal.
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The downfall of the construction of the Chicago Cubs' 2024 roster is that Jed Hoyer treated the signing of Cody Bellinger as an addition that would bolster the team's offense. What Hoyer and the Cubs' front office wanted us to forget was that bringing back Bellinger only moved the team back to where they were at the end of the 2023 season.

Bellinger, in his current form, is not the same player he was when he won the 2019 National League MVP Award. Even last season, when Bellinger won the 2023 National League Comeback Player of the Year award, there were some concerns about the lack of power.

Bellinger, in 2024, is far from being the problem with the Cubs' offense but his .167 ISO (Isolated Power Rating) is a significant regression from the .218 mark he scored last season. It's further proof that Bellinger is not the impact bat that the Cubs treated the signing as this past Spring Training.

The Cubs do not have an impact bat and the latest proof of that is with the 2024 MLB All-Star ballot update.

2024 MLB All-Star voting proves the Chicago Cubs do not have a superstar bat.

Since 2018, the theme of the end-of-season press conferences held by the Cubs' front office is that the offense is either broken or the lineup does not have the capability of producing consistent slug. The way to fix that repeated problem for the Cubs is to spend the money that it would cost to sign a significant bat such as Juan Soto this upcoming winter. Otherwise, a scenario more likely, we can fast forward to October 2025 and once again be told by Hoyer that good teams hit the ball over the fence and the Cubs haven't done enough of that.