(670 The Score) Dating back to 2015, the Cubs have enjoyed a period of great success that includes five playoff berths, three NL Central crowns and a World Series championship. But they now appear destined to miss the postseason for the second time in the last three seasons.
The Cubs (46-48) already started the selling process by dealing outfielder Joc Pederson to the Braves last week and are preparing to trade more veterans as their struggles continue with the deadline looming July 30. For his part, manager David Ross wants his team to learn from its struggles and not grow comfortable with anything amid this rut, he told the Laurence Holmes Show on Tuesday afternoon.
"You don't ever want to get used to losing, that's for sure," Ross said. "They fight, you get frustrated, you try to find things to focus on with how to push forward. I don't know that you ever really get used to losing or get used to the frustration of losing. I think it's one of those things you grow from, mature from and learn from throughout a career.
"It's all a learning experience. It's just like anything else in life. You try to learn from them, grow from them and be better for them."
The Cubs visit the Cardinals on Tuesday evening in the second of a four-game series at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals won 8-3 in the opener Monday.