Well, the Cubs aren’t in 1st in the Central, but their record is good enough that they would be in 1st in 3 of the 6 divisions in baseball.
And another way to look at things is this. The NL Central is so good that the other 5 1st place teams in baseball would at best be in 4th place in the NL Central. There is some damn good baseball being played in the Central this year.
The Wild Card ain’t coming out of the East this year. You can pencil that one in, and it’s still April.