Even though this isn't the Cubs' year, there are still lots of things to be happy and optimistic about. From Ryan Dempster to the 2012 draft, things have gone well for the Cubs this year.
And while just as many things have gone wrong, we Cubs fans always look on the bright side. The Cubs have pieces at the major league level, Triple-A level and all the way down, giving Cubs fans something to be excited about.
As the season moves along, trade talks will bring young new faces to the organization and give the Cubs more options to work with going forward.
It is an exciting time to be a Cubs fan, believe me. Let's take a look at a few reasons.