If the Braves hold on here, it will be interesting to see how Bobby plays the last two games. The Braves won’t have anything to play for, and the Cubs will likely be in a deep hole, unless the Giants and Astros both lose.

I just realized that the scrappy, perennial underdog Cubs actually have a much older, more expensive lineup than the Braves. (Beyond Maddux, their rotation is rather young.) I would guess that of the starting position players, the Cubs have the older and/or higher-paid player as six. Chipper and Andruw are the only exceptions. Despite this, the Braves are actually better at five positions, and frankly I don’t know how much better than Furcal Nomar is anymore.