Sunday, July 8th, 2012

If the 2012 Postseason Started Today

Technically, the 2012 season is already into the second half. Every MLB team has passed the 81 game mark, but the All-Star Game break serves as a ceremonial mid-point. Still, this is an interesting time to look at the standings to see where teams rank in their respective divisions and wild card races. This season, each league will have two wild cards. I'm not a fan of that. When I looked at my blog from last season, the eventual World Series champions were tied for first in the NL Central. The American League Champions were leading the AL West. So, if the season ended today, these would be the division winners and wild cards.

National League

Eastern Division Champion

Washington Nationals

Central Division Champion
Pittsburgh Pirates

Western Division Champion
Los Angeles Dodgers

NL Wild Card
Atlanta Braves
Cincinnati Reds

American League

Eastern Division Champion

New York Yankees

Central Division Champion
Chicago White Sox

Western Division Champion
Texas Rangers

AL Wild Card
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Baltimore Orioles

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