Why Two Of The Best Teams Will Miss The World Series
The Cubs, Pirates and Cardinals dominated baseball in 2015, with the three top records in the MLB. But two of the teams will make early playoff exits.By Grant Suneson | October 7, 2015
The World Series is supposed to be a showdown between baseball's best. But this year, two of the top three teams are guaranteed to be out of the playoffs weeks before the Fall Classic even starts.
The St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs finished the season with 100, 98 and 97 wins, respectively. They own the three best records in the major leagues and all play in the National League Central.
For the first time ever, baseball's three best records come from the same division, but because of the way the Wild Card is formatted, two of the squads are doomed to short post season runs.