Re: The race for the 2008 #1 overall draft pick
This weekend will say a lot about Reds draft status. Just glancing at the standings, they can get the sixth pick, if things go the "right" way this weekend. Or they can slide to the 10th pick, perhaps even a bit lower.
There are three other teams which, like the Reds, have 89 losses. The White Sox, Astros, and Giants. If they win some games, it could help the Reds' draft placement. There are some other teams with 90 or 91 losses, wins by them could possibly help the Reds move up.
If you are inclined to root for high draft placement, of course, it is bad that the Cubs clinched tonight. Less incentive for the Cubs to win Saturday and Sunday. And I'd like to see Harang and Bailey do well, regardless of the impact on the draft.
Still, this should be a very exciting weekend for Reds fans (not serious).