The Chicago Cubs are on pace to hit 100 wins this year, but that might not be a good thing.
The vast majority of 100-win teams over the past 30 years have failed to win the World Series. The Cubs regular season domination might mean they've peaked too soon.
As of Friday morning, the Cubs had a major-league-leading record of 97-55. They are projected to finish 103-59 by year's end, according to FanGraphs. No other team even has a chance of getting to 100 wins.
But here's the thing to remember: Over the last 30 seasons (1987-2016), there have been 27 different teams with at least 100 wins in the regular season. Only two of them actually went on to win the World Series (Yankees in 1998 and 2009). That's it. Over 90 percent of those 100+ win teams, 25 of 27, did not win it all — including three other Yankees squads (2002-2004).
The Atlanta Braves have had six 100+ win seasons in that time, and didn't win the Series once.
In fact, if you look at every major-league season since a 162-game schedule was implemented, there have been only 13 World Series winners among 55 100-win teams.