Check out the standings
- 4 days left (counting today) - and no
division winners in the National League, and no home field advantage decided in the American League.
If I'm not mistaken, the Yankees could (though unlikely) still not only win the division, but home-field advantage. Added to that - any of the 4 teams going into today could still get home-field. That's nuts!
The Dbacks could get knocked out of their division lead by 2 different teams, and even out of the wild-card by up to 4 teams (Mets, Phillies - whichever doesn't win their division - as well as the Rockies and Padres).
The Cubs, the Dbacks and Mets are all doing their best to see whose fans can have the most heart trouble. I think the Cubs fortunately lose on that one, though - we've all been let down enough to see something like this coming.
is a breakdown of some odds.
Personally, I say Cubs all the way. After that, I hope the Rockies get into the playoffs (I owe a friend a ballgame out there, and seeing the Cubs and Rockies in the 1st round should do nicely).
Also, I think the Rockies have the best shot (currently) at getting a playoff spot - even though they're the "worst" among the remaining wildcard contenders (the Cubs and Brew crew don't count - neither of them can win the wildcard - it's all about the division between those two). The Rockies have won 10 in a row and face the inconsistent Dodgers.
And the Brew Crew have to play the Padres - who have something to play for - so much the better for the Cubs.