1. CHICAGO CUBS
It should surprise no one that manager Joe Maddon‘s North Siders are atop our rankings for a second consecutive period.
The Cubs have baseball’s best record at 34-14, already a full 20 games over the .500 mark by Memorial Day. They have a 6.5 game lead in the NL Central Division, and have won five games in a row.
At this pace, Chicago would finish with approximately 115 wins on the season. The franchise record is 116, set all the way back in 1906. Those Cubbies lost in the World Series, but then won the next two in 1907 and 1908. They have famously not won any since then.