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No. 112: Chicago Cubs

Ultimate Standings 2012

Updated: September 7, 2012, 11:09 AM ET
By Anna Katherine Clemmons | ESPN The Magazine

Last year's rank: 112 Title track: 112 Ownership: 68 Coaching: 94 Players: 110 Fan relations: 102 Affordability: 114 Stadium experience: 63 Bang for the buck: 119

Chicago's Theo Epstein era has begun with a long road to rebuilding. Owning the second-worst record in the NL (and MLB) through August, the Chicago Cubs didn't earn extra points with the Wrigley faithful by dealing away beloved veteran pitcher Ryan Dempster. The Cubs also charge more for a ticket than any other NL team ($46.30), ...

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