I’m afraid what lies around the corner for our Cubs.
After Saturday’s 10-0 trouncing against the Pirates, a game in which the Cubs appeared genuinely disinterested and lethargic, it seems only a nightmare awaits us.
To lose consecutive games vs. Pittsburgh, during a crucial homestand, speaks volumes about the Cubs’ character. Watching it has simply been unbearable.
The fire from which they played with last season under Mike Quade has seemingly fizzled out.
There’s no will to win, no comeback mentality, no player holding his mates accountable for sorry effort, at least not publicly.
The storm for a 90-loss season is gaining steam, as are the chances for another Carlos Zambrano meltdown.
Should the Cubs’ season continue to slip at its current pace, there’s little chance Jim Hendry will survive it. How can one justify such a disappointing season given the assembly and payroll of Chicago’s roster?
Tom Ricketts will be left with no other option than to sever ties with his GM, who tied his offseason lifeline around the hiring of Mike Quade.
The manager, meanwhile, whose seat warms with every passing week, will also come under fire.
Quade’s inability to push the right buttons, in addition to the team’s lack of fundamentally sound baseball, will make him an easy and affordable scapegoat.
For Hendry and Quade to save their jobs will likely take a lot more than just beating Pittsburgh, which leaves turning the corner a very scary thought.