As September lurks in the baseball shadows, far too often fans forget that the “real” playoff & pennant races often sees its initial, and often final, separation in the month of August.
Here’s what we know, we think, as of July 30th:
-The Halos, fresh off acquiring Mark Teixeira from
-The AL East could be won by three teams:
-The AL Central is still open; however, the smart money has
As for the senior circuit…
-The NL East, much like its
-The NL Central is top-loaded with
-The NL West is a debacle, yet appears a two-horse race between
It's about time the playoff race got a little "classed up".
It’d be a MISTAKE to dismiss the 2nd-place “typically overachieving” team out of the AL Central (as of now, the Twins by only ½ game) and even the Rangers (yes, with THAT pitching staff in August even) from the wild race; however, it seems likely the AL East will yet again pluck the wild-card out of the
The same can’t and most likely won’t be said of the NL East, as
For today’s primary focus, we’re talking American League though.
So without too much further banter, let’s take a look at a player from each team – suspiciously under the radar – who will affect the pennant races more than you might’ve expected.
I couldn't disagree more.
Note to Tiger fans: I knew well before the 0-6 start that
The NL gets the “treatment” tomorrow (or so). I know you’re waiting on baited breath.
Until next time…