When you boil it down, the final seven games of the 2015 regular season don't mean a whole lot for the Cubs.
There is a very small possibility of catching the Pittsburgh Pirates for the homefield advantage in the wild-card game and the Pirates can, in fact, still win the division.
So now that the Cubs have a postseason spot locked up, they can get away with resting players and making sure everybody's fresh for that one-game playoff.
Only that's not what Joe Maddon wants to do. The Cubs manager wants to "win as many games as possible."
Maddon said he may find time to rest Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant, who have played almost every game this season. Other than that, not much changes, he said.
"You don't want to take them out of a rhythm," Maddon said. "Everybody else has been rested. Everybody else has played on and off.
"Bullpen-wise, you want to be cognizant of not throwing somebody too much, but then gain, you want to keep them sharp because they're used to throwing a little bit more often.
"That's where the balance lies. The lineup's gonna play like it normally does. I haven't thought about changing anything with that. Starting pitchers, you may monitor number of pitches thrown by them a little bit, but not a whole lot."
Maddon was quick to point out that the schedule before the wild-card game is helpful, too.
The Cubs end the regular season next Sunday in Milwaukee and are then off Monday and Tuesday before the one-game playoff Wednesday night.
So don't expect Rizzo to spend much time on the bench over the final week.
"Before you get to that game - our little Super Bowl going on - he's going to have plenty of rest," Maddon said. "I don't want him to get our of rhythm.
"A two-day buffer does help to give guys what they need. I'm not overly concerned about that right now."