National experts torches the Chicago Cubs for horrific 2024 season

The Chicago Cubs are once again a joke.
Chicago Cubs v Milwaukee Brewers
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The 2024 Chicago Cubs season can be summed up by the last three starts from veteran starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks.

Despite the overwhelming evidence during the first two months of the season to suggest that Hendricks was no longer a valued asset in the starting rotation, many took his successful consecutive starts against the San Francisco Giants as some bold declaration at how Hendricks has re-invented himself.

It was a false sense of optimism for the Cubs as once Hendricks was up against a competitive National League lineup as he was against the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday, the truth is told. Hendricks failed to last 4 innings on Sunday while giving up 7 runs on 7 hits.

The Cubs are not a serious team and that is never made more clear than the false narratives that are created when there is a the slightest signs of hope.

It's also no surprise that Bob Nightengale of USA Today labeled the Cubs as the most disappointing team in the National League this season. Nightengale took a swipe at the Cubs dumping former manager David Ross last season in favor of Craig Counsell, a move that highlights the error in the thinking of the front office.

The Cubs' manager change is not why their 2024 season has been a failure. The Cubs' front office thinking the manager change is the only thing that was needed for a roster that missed the postseason in 2023 is why the 2024 season is a failure.

There is no way around it, the Cubs are one of the biggest jokes of the 2024 season.

With today marking the first day of July, the Cubs are 38-45 on the season with their chances of winning the National League Central this season all but diminished. The Cubs trail the Brewers by 11.5 games in the division, and the Wild Card is not the saving grace it once was for a complacent front office as the North Siders are 5 games out of the last Wild Card spot.

There will be questions that need to be answered by Jed Hoyer after the season, and if not for Tom Rickett's loyalty to Hoyer, the Cubs likely would be in line for sweeping front-office changes.