The Cubs have been hands-down the best team in baseball all season. But like life, nothing in baseball is guaranteed. WBEZ stats guru Chris Hagan has created a page where you can run a single playoff simulation to determine the North Sider’s actually chances of winning it all. Or, press a single button and have the computer run 1,000 simulations to see if the Cubs’ chances get any better.
Hagan joins the Morning Shift to explain what we’re looking at, how it was put together, and why fans of the team may want to look away.