Zach Helfand ranks
2. KANSAS CITY:
3. ST. LOUIS: Rebounded from a sluggish start and are now right on track to beat the
5. DODGERS: They're looking really good, you know, as long as Adrian Gonzalez keeps hitting .550 for the rest of the season.
6. SAN DIEGO: Outfielders Matt Kemp,
8. BALTIMORE: Adam Jones leads the team in batting average (.415), home runs (four) and RBIs (11).
9. COLORADO: The
10. CHICAGO CUBS: Kris-mas didn’t exactly come early, but
11. ANGELS: The
12. TORONTO: Didn’t take long for
13. OAKLAND: Bet the
14. ATLANTA: Despite 7-4 start, they're none too happy with Josh Donaldson, either.
15. N.Y. METS: The pitching is good. So is the record. But come on, it's the Mets.
16. PITTSBURGH: The
17. CLEVELAND: The
18. CHICAGO WHITE SOX: Jose Abreu has three homers, meaning he's on pace for 49, which doesn't sound terribly off.
19. CINCINNATI: The bipolar
20. TAMPA BAY:
21. SEATTLE: Speaking of hip, the
22. ARIZONA: Good news:
23. TEXAS: The
24. HOUSTON: Dallas Keuchel continues to perplex hitters (ask Angels). He has given up two runs in 20 innings.
25. MINNESOTA: The worst earned-run average in the¿ majors belongs to the
26. MIAMI: The Marlins lost six of their first seven games. How long until the traditional fire sale?
27. N.Y. YANKEES: Good news:
28. PHILADELPHIA: Congratulations to the Phillies, who held the season's first emergency, players-only meeting.
29. MILWAUKEE: The
30. SAN FRANCISCO: What's that smell? This team or McCovey Cove?