We have all talked about it: How does the 2016 Chicago Cubs team rank in history? It is time to find out!
There has been talk all season about the Chicago Cubs and the history of the team. Can they make the first World Series since 1945? If they make it, can they win it and end the 108 year drought? How many wins will they have at the end of the season? We do not know the answer to any of these questions, and some of the opinions of the team have changed over the season. What we do know is that this team is good.
But how good? They are statically the best team in baseball right now, but what about in team history? Well, no better way to find out than to put together a bracket! That is just what we are doing. Here are the criteria for being in the bracket:
- Number of wins
- How far did they go in the playoffs?
Now, that seems like an easy task, but to narrow it down into a manageable bracket is challenging. For example, the Chicago Cubs from 1906 to 1910 were incredible, maybe the best in the National League all time. The World Champion 1908 team won 99 games, and that was the least amount during that span. Also, the team has made it to the National League Divisional Series and lost a few times. However, there are several trips to the NLCS and World Series that would move teams higher regardless of win-loss record.
We have narrowed it down to 10 teams, and they will face-off in a bracket. Each week, you, the fans, will be present the match-up and a poll for voting. The team with the most votes moves on to the next round. It is that simple.
After researching the stats and crunching the numbers, here are our 10 contenders for the All-Time Best Chicago Cubs Team!
Next: Top Seed Battle