World Series Contenders
#1. Philadelphia Phillies (74-40) – Have won 9 out of 10, continue to roll.
#2. Boston Red Sox (70-43) – Took two out of three from the Yankees, likely to be in a dog fight with the Yankees for the AL East.
#3. New York Yankees (69-44)- Won eight in a row before losing the last two vs. the Red Sox
#4. Texas Rangers (64-51) – Feliz blew a save on Saturday, perhaps its time for a new closer?
#5. Atlanta Braves (66-49) – All of the sudden, they are 8.5 back of the Phillies.
#6. San Francisco Giants (63-52) – Can’t hit water if they fell out of a boat right now. Have allowed the Diamondbacks back into the NL West race.
#7. Milwaukee Brewers (65-50)- starting to seperate themselves from the NL Central. Have won 9 out of 10.
#8. LA Angels (63-52) – Weaver, Haren, Santana could be lethal in a ALDS matchup if they can catch the Rangers
#9. Arizona Diamondbacks (62-52)– Despite losing two of three to the lowly Dodgers, Diamondbacks are only a half game behind the Giants.
#10 Detroit Tigers (61-53) – Up four games on the Indians with a three game set coming up.
#11. St. Louis Cardinals (62-53)- Albert is heating up, 8 for 18 with three home runs in a four game sweep of the Marlins.
#12. Cleveland Indians (56-56) – Made the trade for Ubaldo, last stand could be this week vs. the Tigers.
#13. Chicago White Sox (55-58) – Only reason they make this list is because they play in the AL Central
Why do we have to be in the AL East?
#14. Tampa Bay Rays (59-54)- Would be a game back in the loss column in the AL Central.
#15. Toronto Blue Jays (58-56) – Jose Bautista should probably win the AL MVP, too bad his team is 12.5 back in the AL East.
Under .500 Club
#16. Cincinnati Reds (55-59) – Treading water, haven’t gotten the pitching of last year.
#17. Pittsburgh Pirates (54-59) – To quote Tom Petty, Freeeeeeeeeeeeee Fallin
#18. New York Mets (56-57) – Jose Reyes is hurt again.
#19. Florida Marlins(55-59) – Logan Morrison recently gave away 400 tickets to his twitter followers. Hope it’s not like this in their new stadium
#20. Washington Nationals (55-59) – Stephen Strasburg has started to rehab.
#21.Colorado Rockies (53-62) – With Cargo injured and Ubaldo traded, seems the Rockies have folded up shop.
#22. Los Angeles Dodgers (52-61) – Kershaw, Kemp, and Ethier have been the bright spots in otherwise a mediocre year.
#23. San Diego Padres (51-64)- Jesus Guzman has had a very underrated year offensively.
#24. Minnesota Twins (51-63) – Perhaps they should have sold at the deadline
#25. Oakland A’s (51-63)- Trevor Cahill having a sophomore slump, ERA is close to 4.
#26. Seattle Mariners (49-64)- King Felix took the complete game loss on Sunday. He struck out 12 and walked none.
#27. Kansas City Royals (49-65)- Johnny Giavotella is having some start to his Major League career.
#28. Chicago Cubs (49-66)- It’s the Billy Goat’s fault
#29. Baltimore Orioles (44-67)- Never stood a chance
Ed Wade’s Team
#30- Houston Astros (37-77)- I wonder if Ed’s bags are already packed. This team sucks.