With the loss to the Rockies to today a couple of items were more or less clinched:
A). The Cubs will receive the #2 pick in next year's June amateur draft
B). This team will go down as one of the worst in franchise history in terms of record.
With six games left to play the Cubs hold a three game lead over the Rockies for the #2 pick, the same Rockies that just swept the Cubs in Colorado.
Currently, with 97 losses, the Chicago ball club has equaled the third most losses in franchise history. See the snapshot below for a brief and depressing history of my beloved team. Please, keep in mind that baseball-reference.com had not yet added today's loss into the annals.
The 2012 version of the Bad News Bears still has a chance at matching the worst season record in franchise history. I'm hoping for at least one more win against the Diamondbacks or the Astros to avoid such a dubious distinction.
Finishing with 4 wins and two losses in the last six games (to avoid 100 losses) seems almost improbable right now, especially when one considers that the Cubs are on a five game losing streak right now.