Should the Chicago Cubs start looking to next year? Unfortunately, yes.
The Cubbies are sitting at a terrible 36-53, and they are currently 11.5 games back of the St. Louis Cardinals. Mike Quade has tried a variety of lineups. Nothing is working. The unfortunate truth is evident: the Cubs are simply not a good baseball team.
The Northsiders have more than 70 games left in 2011, but those might as well not happen. The Cubs need to start looking toward next year, and I have compiled five reasons as to why this season is over.