70-win 2012 Cubs

On RLYW, SG ran the code to create his own Marcel projections since Tangotiger has yet to publish them. He then simulated the season and the Cubs finish 5th in the NL Central, 4 games ahead of the Astros. The forecast has the Reds winning the division with 89 wins, which is tied for second in the NL with the Braves. The Phillies are projected to win 90.

The Cubs 70 wins is next to last in the NL. Only the Astros (66) and Twins (68) are expected to be worse than the Cubs. The Orioles are also projected to win 70 games. According to Marcel, the Cubs would have the 3rd or 4th pick in the 2013 MLB Draft. The most interesting division race appears to be in the NL West. The Rockies, Diamondbacks and Giants are all projected to win 85 games. Not too surprisingly the Yankees have an MLB best projected 92 wins followed by the Red Sox and Phillies.