The Chicago Cubs once-thriving offense has sputtered to nearly a complete stop. Early this season, the Cubs found success with a strong lineup and an elite bullpen staff. From the start of the season until the end of May, the Cubs had a top-10 offense in terms of wRC+ and the second-best bullpen ERA of any team.
Those good times now feel like eons ago. After suffering through an embarrassing sweep in Milwaukee, the Cubs’ playoff hopes seem slim.