2011 Cubs Season

Who Says the Cubs are Playing for Nothing?

The Cubs are set to mercifully play their final game of the season against the San Diego Padres tonight. Other than the rather meaningless goal of Ryan Dempster hitting 200 innings, a win or loss could be the difference between drafting Ryan Braun or Wade Townsend.

As you probably know, the Cubs are in a September race of their own that has come down to the final day. Oh sure, nothing as immediately gratifying as the current wild card races, but depending on how the games play out tonight, the Cubs can do as well as the 5th spot in the draft or fall back as far as the 8th spot. The ramifications of which could be rather meaningful for next year's draft and upcoming Cubs seasons. Just going back to 1995, here's who was picked #5 through #8:

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  • QuietMan 7 hours 44 min ago view
  • Javy's grunge dive into the stands for the popup was awesome - the hitting into the double play not so much

    Eric S 8 hours 13 min ago view
  • Third time I've tried to post this (forgive me if it winds up appearing three times)

    Junior Lake, batting 9th and playing RF for the Blue Jays...

    Transmission 8 hours 25 min ago view
  • *That was a fun HALF inning.

    Brick 9 hours 30 min ago view
  • this game is no longer awesome.

    crunch 9 hours 30 min ago view
  • he did...it was awesome.

    crunch 9 hours 39 min ago view
  • I'm pretty sure that Len called Bryant's home run a Brexit.

    Old and Blue 9 hours 40 min ago view
  • everyone but heyward with a hit and a 3 run lead with coghlan on 3rd through 5 batters. hell yeah.

    okay, this is just silly. 19 pitches in, 1 out, 4 runs in, men on 1st and 2nd...hendricks up to bunt.

    ...and almora contributes the final out. that was a fun inning.

    crunch 9 hours 43 min ago view
  • this game is awesome already.

    also, there's a lot of cubs fans in the park tonight.

    crunch 9 hours 51 min ago view
  • Clearly, Joe Maddon is a Lineup Wizzard.

    Transmission 9 hours 51 min ago view
  • "Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Friday that Anthony Rizzo (back) is feeling better and it's "possible" the first baseman could return to the lineup Saturday."

    crunch 11 hours 14 min ago view
  • Maddon shore isn't afraid to bat a rookie 4th in the order.

    Old and Blue 12 hours 30 min ago view
  • how many pairs of dice did dusty leave hidden around the park when he left the cubs?

    crunch 13 hours 24 min ago view
  • Line-up shakeup, going all-2015 with pitcher batting 8th, Bryant 2nd

    J-Hey, Bryant 1B, Zobrist, Willson, Coghlan, Baez 3B, Russell, Hendricks, Almora

    Eric S 13 hours 48 min ago view
  • The Cubs are currently down Schwarber, Fowler, Soler, and Rizzo and Montero appear to be day-to-day. Maybe not surprising that they are struggling a bit as they rely more than expected on Baez, Russell, Almora, Contreras, and Szczur to provide offensive value.

    Charlie 16 hours 28 min ago view
  • Joe: "I loved the way we brought it today, man. We'll take this every night and win a lot of ballgames like that. Losing 4 in a row...that's nothin'."

    The E-Man 1 day 7 hours ago view