Cubs projected for MLB's worst record in 2014

Cubs projected for MLB's worst record in 2014
January 28, 2014, 8:00 am
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Tony Andracki

Cubs fans may want to look away for a moment.

While recent prospect rankings have given the fanbase some hope for the future, it could still be a long year in Wrigleyville.

Clay Davenport recently released his projections for the 2014 MLB season and tabbed the Cubs as the worst team in the league with a 67-95 record.

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Davenport also has the Cubs with the worst offense in the league, projected for just 598 runs, 17 behind the next closest team (Philadelphia Phillies).

By these projections, the Cubs have a 0.6 percent chance at winning a World Series, a 1.2 percent shot at the Wild Card and a 1.8 percent chance at a playoff spot.

It is obviously still very early -- pitchers and catchers report in three weeks -- so take Davenport's calculations with a grain of salt. So much can change between now and Opening Day.

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By comparison, the Houston Astros -- who lost 111 games in 2013 -- are projected for a 70-92 record. The St. Louis Cardinals are tabbed for a 90-72 record, tied for the second-best in the league behind only the Detroit Tigers (91-71).