Cubs Being Disrespected by ESPN MLB Power Rankings

Jason Schandl
ESPN's latest MLB power rankings are hugely disrespectful to the Chicago Cubs.
ESPN's latest MLB power rankings are hugely disrespectful to the Chicago Cubs. / Joe Robbins/Getty Images
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The Chicago Cubs have put together a strong 2020 regular season so far. At 23-18, they're 1.5 games ahead of the St. Louis Cardinals for first in the NL Central, and they have the fourth-highest win percentage in the National League.

Apparently that's not good enough for ESPN, as their MLB power rankings on Monday morning don't even have the Cubs as a top-10 team in the majors.

At 11th, they have the Cubs only one spot ahead of the Houston Astros, who are just two games over .500 at this point.

It might be fair to be a little worried about the weekend's series against the Cards, where the Cubs dropped three of four, but dropping them from 7th to 11th in the power rankings is ridiculous.

Over on FanDuel Sportsbook, the Cubs still have the eighth best odds in the majors to win the World Series at +1550.

Their odds to win the National League are even more exciting, as they're tied for third at +800.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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