Despite the team's 41-58 record, fans of the Chicago Cubs have quite a few things to be excited about for the remainder of the 2014 season.
Yes, that's right. Be excited for the future, Cubs fans. Then again, the motto "wait until next year" has been the party slogan for over a century.
Though the big league team is struggling, prospects throughout the Cubs farm system are progressing steadily, and core players for the team are improving as well.
Here, we look at why Cubs fans should be pleased with the state of the Chicago Cubs.