Dark days are upon Wrigley Field and the Chicago Cubs.
But not far ahead, there's a ray of light at the end of the tunnel.
The Cubs have been abysmal thus far, and things could get worse despite a brief turnaround. With the trade deadline less than week away, the Cubs' roster could weaken for the immediate future but hopefully will provide even more reason to believe that there's something positive to believe in in the Windy City.
The Cubs are lined up for a last-place finish but also a bright future. Here are 10 reasons why.