Baseball season is just slightly past the ¾ mark, but we already have a very good idea who will be in the post-season.

New York Yankees

76

48

0.613

 Boston Red Sox

76

49

0.608

0.5

 Tampa Bay Rays

68

56

0.548

8

 Toronto Blue Jays

64

62

0.508

13

 Baltimore Orioles

47

76

0.382

28.5

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 Detroit Tigers

67

58

0.536

 Cleveland Indians

62

60

0.508

3.5

 Chicago White Sox

62

63

0.496

5

 Minnesota Twins

55

70

0.44

12

 Kansas City Royals

52

75

0.409

16

 West W L Pct GB
 Texas Rangers

73

54

0.575

 Los Angeles Angels

68

59

0.535

5

 Oakland Athletics

57

69

0.452

15.5

 Seattle Mariners

53

71

0.427

18.5

In the American League, Boston or New York will win in the East and the other team will be the wild card. In the West, the Texas Rangers look good. The Los Angeles Angels have a slight chance if Texas collapses. The Central division is where three teams still have a chance. Detroit looks good and should go all the way. The Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox both have a reasonable shot should Detroit falter.

 National League
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 Philadelphia Phillies

81

43

0.653

 Atlanta Braves

75

52

0.591

7.5

 Washington Nationals

60

64

0.484

21

 New York Mets

60

65

0.48

21.5

 Florida Marlins

57

69

0.452

25

 Central W L Pct GB
 Milwaukee Brewers

75

52

0.591

 St. Louis Cardinals

66

60

0.524

8.5

 Cincinnati Reds

61

65

0.484

13.5

 Pittsburgh Pirates

59

65

0.476

14.5

 Chicago Cubs

56

70

0.444

18.5

 Houston Astros

42

84

0.333

32.5

 West W L Pct GB
 Arizona Diamondbacks

69

57

0.548

 San Francisco Giants

67

60

0.528

2.5

 Colorado Rockies

59

68

0.465

10.5

 Los Angeles Dodgers

57

68

0.456

11.5

 San Diego Padres

58

70

0.453

12

In the National League, the suspense is even less. Philadelphia will take the division and Atlanta will be the wild card. Milwaukee has the Central division with a bow and ribbon. The only race in the National League is in the West. Arizona might hang on to a slim lead, but I would bet on San Francisco to defend their championship.

While the pennant races do not look very exciting, the individual batting titles are very exciting.

In the American League, Toronto’s Jose Bautista (35), New York’s Curtis Granderson (34) and Mark Teixeira (33) are battling neck and neck and neck. I think whoever makes it to 45 will win. I would take Bautista. In the RBI race, Granderson  (97) Teixeira (94) and Boston’s Adrian Gonzales (93) are just as close. Get to 125 to win it. I guess Granderson will do it.  In batting, Gonzales (.343) or Texas’ Michael Young (.339) are comfortably in the lead. Tampa Bay’s Casey Kotchman (.329) is having a great season, but it is unlikely the .269 lifetime hitter will be close at the finish. I like Michael Young’s chances.

In the National League, the batting championships are even more up in the air. Albert Pujols (30) should win it as he has the last two years, but Dan Uggla (29), Mike Stanton (29), Lance Berkman (28), Prince Fielder (28), Matt Kemp (28) have good shots. Even Jay Bruce (26) and Ryan Howard (26) can’t be counted out. In RBI’s, Ryan Howard (96) and Prince Fielder (96) are the two heavy weights here. Matt Kemp (91) has a slight chance. Lets go with Kemp. He’s having his second 10 game hitting streak of the last month and doesn’t look like he’s about to slow down.  Jose Reyes (.336) should win the batting title when he comes back from his hamstring injury in a few weeks. Ryan Braun (.327), Joey Votto (.323) and once again Matt Kemp (.320) all have a chance should Reyes drop out because of his injury. Reyes has the slight edge.

Matt Kemp, who is in fourth place in Homers and Batting Average and third place in RBI’s, is the only player with a realistic shot at the Triple Crown.