going to stumble around and finish 3rd in their division and out of the play offs - a possibility based on their play so far - they could let him get 500 at bats and we might have a better idea on his future.
If they make a move and compete for the division title then it is hard to play a guy who is struggling especially when the rest of the line up is struggling.
In 2016, the Cubs could play Hayward and his .200 average since (1) most of the other players were hitting, (2) the starting pitching was great, and (3) his defense was a plus.
None of that fits with 2017 Schwarber. The starting pitching is weak. Most of the players are hitting .260. Schwarber's defense is a negative.