Cubs ARE Involved in Tightly Contested Battle in the Standings

The Cubs and Royals square off in the rubber match of their series today.  The winner will feel good about themselves for the day until they lose their next game, which for these teams probably means tomorrow.  The loser will own sole possession of the #2 draft pick in the 2012 amateur draft.

That is probably more valuable than a meaningless win in a novelty interleague game.

I resurrected my Draft Standings from the old blog just to see how things are shaping up this year:

Pick Team L W Loss Pct. GB Streak Last 10 L-W
1 Houston 50 28 0.641 Lost 2 7-3
2 Cubs 45 31 0.592 4.0 Lost 1 6-4
3 Kansas City 45 32 0.584 4.5 Won 1 8-2
4 San Diego 45 33 0.577 5.0 Lost 1 7-3
5 Minnesota 43 32 0.573 5.5 Lost 4 4-6
6 LA Dodgers 44 34 0.564 6.0 Lost 3 7-3
7 Florida 43 34 0.558 6.5 Won1 8-2
8 Oakland 43 35 0.551 7.0 Won 1 3-7
9 Baltimore 40 34 0.541 8.0 Lost 1 6-4
10 Chicago White Sox 40 38 0.513 10.0 Won 1 5-5
As of conclusion of 6-25-11 games

 For those who didn’t see it last year, I tried to make this a positive thing by reversing the Wins and Losses column, and changing the win percentage to a loss percentage.

You’ll notice that the middle of these standings are separated by one half game from each other for a total of 3 games difference between the second pick and the eighth.   That is pretty tight!

So we’ll check back in on this from time to time.  I know Marlon Byrd and Darwin Barney are almost healthy, so I’m sure we’ll be rocketing up the normal standings and off of these consolation standings in no time, but for now, this is our silver lining.


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