After a very solid May and a decent start to June, fans were buying into the idea that the Chicago Cubs were contenders this season and that they should buy at the deadline, despite a majority of their core players being in their walk year. After the Cubs combined no-hitter of the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 24th, it really seemed that way.
What immediately followed was an 11-game losing streak where the Cubs’ pitching blew up. The offense had its moments but every time they did, the pitching blew it. Then on July 8th, team president Jed Hoyer alluded to the idea that they’ll be looking to sell at the deadline.