HolyMackeral seems to think they will be contenders next year. Instead of complaining about the present lets see how the team can improve dramatically in 1 off season.
Some seem to believe the checkbook will open and they will sign a top of the rotation starter.
If Samardzija and Hammel are traded along with a few other complimentary pieces there are a lot of holes to fill to make the playoffs ( for the purpose of this discussion contender = playoffs)
I think the team needs a new OF, 3b, 2b and 2 new starters for 2015.