I'm so tired of watching these absurd Cubs teams of the last several years. We have maybe 5 legitimate major league players on this squad at any one time, and the rest are whatever scrap-heap pick-ups and flyers that Theo/Jed can cobble together with the limited resources they are given. This is what a team from the Island of Misfit Toys would look like if it got an expansion club. I used to love watching the games but since the middle of last year, I hardly bother any more because it's just so sad and demoralizing. I also hate the fact that none of fill-in players is a real Cub, by which I mean they were picked up from some other team's garbage and are just here because we have to put somebody out there in a Cubs uniform while the rebuild is in process.
At this point, I would just prefer if they would stop trying to pretend they are fielding a team of major leaguers. Let's just get rid of all the Kalishs, Coghlans, Bakers, Barneys (yes, you too Darwin) and the rest of the pretenders and just start playing with a rotating cast of prospects from our system. I don't mean rushing Baez, Bryant, etc. or anybody who is viewed as a core element of the rebuild. I'm suggesting that we just start promoting the homegrown prospects that have been putting up decent enough numbers in the minors and giving them a chance to see what they can do with the big club. Yes, I know we'd lose 120 games, but that's happening anyway, and if we're not even going to make a pretense of trying to compete at the major league level, then let's just use that team as a proving ground until we're ready to start trying to compete. I honestly think it would be more interesting to watch a group of hungry prospects, in whom we have a potential stake for the future, scrap and fight to make something of themselves, then watch this group of has-been and never-will-be players just killing time while the rebuild grinds away below them.
Just my two cents, inane and borne of frustration . . .