It's becoming increasingly more likely that the new-look Chicago Cubs front office will be scurrying around in a few months in full Tobias Fünke mode, shouting about an ongoing fire sale. Because if the team isn't contending, decisions about how much of the championship core to keep around a bit easier.

Straight talk here: things are bleak.

The team remains mired in the cellar of the National League Central and in a widespread offensive funk that's beginning to warrant historic comparisons in all the wrong ways. Through 13 games they have 65 hits, the lowest total since the godforsaken 2003 Detroit Tigers, who ended up with 119 losses. They are hitting an anemic .084 with runners in scoring position and .095 with two outs.