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|
|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|
|6||LA Dodgers||44||34||0.564||6.0||Lost 3||7-3|
|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.