As June turns to July, teams around the MLB prepare themselves for the second half of the 2014 season. While some teams aim to make small boosts for a playoff push, other teams look to make moves to pay off in the future.
At 15.0 games out of first place, the Chicago Cubs are certainly not in a position to make a playoff push in 2014. However, a core of young prospects and talent puts the organization in a good spot for the future despite the futility on the field.
There's much more to discuss than just the team on the field, including the fate of Wrigley Field and the rooftop owners. Here we look at the Cubs' checklist for the second half of the 2014 season.