CHICAGO - The Cubs are in first place.
You expected that to be the case when the season started, but the way the team got there was a bit different than people might have thought. A terrible start was followed by a solid April and most of May before inconsistency returned in June and July.
At the halfway point of the season, the All-Star break, the Cubs are 47-43 and just ahead of the Brewers in a very mediocre National League Central. Right now, there is a good chance they'll compete to the end for a playoff spot, but a World Series team is not what they look like at the moment.
Writer Gary Cohen discussed what the Cubs might do to change that on Sports Feed Sunday with Jarrett Payton and Josh Frydman. You can hear his opinions by clicking on the video above or below.