With the Cubs and Brewers both off yesterday, it seemed odd to do a typical Scoreboard Watching this morning. By and large, everything we said yesterday applies today.
So, instead, I just wanted to drop a cool note about the Cubs being on the doorstep of 90 wins. With 89 wins, the Cubs can today get to 90 wins for the fourth straight season. To get four 90-win seasons before this current stretch, you’ve gotta go all the way back to 1984. No, not in a row – I’m saying that if you want to collect four 90-win seasons at all, you need 2008, 1998, 1989, and 1984.
That is how remarkable this current run has been.
If you want to find four in a row, you have to go all the way back to an era when they didn’t even play 162 games (and there were far fewer teams). The last time the Cubs won at least 90 games in four straight seasons, it was over 100 years ago: 1909 to 1912. That stretch was actually NINE straight seasons over 90 wins – 1904 to 1912 – so the current crew still has five years to go if they want to match it.
That’s probably not going to happen, but winning 90 games this year is going to happen. Maybe today. And if it happens, it will be another reminder of just how good the Cubs are now, and just how bad they’d been for such a long time.