|Boston Red Sox||20||8||.714||--||11-5||9-3||148||99||+49||Won 2||8-2|
|New York Yankees||17||10||.630||2.5||11-5||6-5||125||114||+11||Won 2||7-3|
|Baltimore Orioles||17||12||.586||3.5||7-5||10-7||146||121||+25||Won 1||6-4|
|Tampa Bay Rays||12||15||.444||7.5||8-4||4-11||113||114||-1||Lost 2||5-5|
|Toronto Blue Jays||10||19||.345||10.5||6-10||4-9||106||150||-44||Lost 2||2-8|
|Kansas City Royals||15||10||.600||--||8-4||7-6||113||98||+15||Won 2||7-3|
|Detroit Tigers||16||11||.593||--||10-4||6-7||134||107||+27||Won 1||7-3|
|Minnesota Twins||12||12||.500||2.5||7-6||5-6||98||101||-3||Won 1||5-5|
|Cleveland Indians||12||13||.480||3.0||4-6||8-7||126||109||+17||Won 4||7-3|
|Chicago White Sox||12||15||.444||4.0||7-7||5-8||97||109||-12||Won 2||5-5|
|Texas Rangers||17||11||.607||--||8-4||9-7||121||94||+27||Lost 2||5-5|
|Oakland Athletics||16||13||.552||1.5||9-8||7-5||162||142||+20||Lost 1||4-6|
|Seattle Mariners||13||17||.433||5.0||9-8||4-9||103||131||-28||Won 1||6-4|
|Los Angeles Angels||10||18||.357||7.0||6-7||4-11||117||148||-31||Lost 1||3-7|
|Houston Astros||8||21||.276||9.5||4-9||4-12||118||168||-50||Lost 3||3-7|
|Atlanta Braves||17||11||.607||--||8-4||9-7||115||88||+27||Lost 2||4-6|
|Washington Nationals||15||14||.517||2.5||9-7||6-7||101||116||-15||Won 2||5-5|
|Philadelphia Phillies||13||16||.448||4.5||7-8||6-8||107||130||-23||Won 1||5-5|
|New York Mets||11||15||.423||5.0||7-8||4-7||126||124||+2||Won 1||3-7|
|Miami Marlins||8||21||.276||9.5||5-11||3-10||81||131||-50||Lost 2||4-6|
|St. Louis Cardinals||17||11||.607||--||7-5||10-6||127||100||+27||Won 3||7-3|
|Pittsburgh Pirates||16||12||.571||1.0||8-4||8-8||116||114||+2||Won 1||6-4|
|Milwaukee Brewers||14||13||.519||2.5||9-7||5-6||127||125||+2||Lost 2||5-5|
|Cincinnati Reds||15||14||.517||2.5||12-4||3-10||128||106||+22||Lost 2||4-6|
|Chicago Cubs||11||17||.393||6.0||5-7||6-10||100||117||-17||Lost 1||6-4|
|Colorado Rockies||17||11||.607||--||9-3||8-8||148||119||+29||Won 1||4-6|
|San Francisco Giants||16||12||.571||1.0||8-4||8-8||124||117||+7||Won 3||5-5|
|Arizona Diamondbacks||15||13||.536||2.0||8-8||7-5||121||108||+13||Lost 3||5-5|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||13||14||.481||3.5||7-8||6-6||91||115||-24||Lost 1||6-4|
|San Diego Padres||11||17||.393||6.0||5-7||6-10||107||131||-24||Won 1||6-4|
|x-Clinched Playoff Spot; y-Division Champ|
Last updated Friday, May 3, 2013 3:31 pm EDT
Weather has played havoc on games played in the Midwest especially with snow cancelling many games. So in the AL West, Kansas City leads the division with a 15-12 record with Detroit hot on their heels with a 16-11 record. The Twins have played the least amount of games in the majors and are at .500 with a 12-12 record while Cleveland who looked like they were going to get demolished all season are actually one game under .500 with a 12-13 record. The White Sox are the bottom dwellers with a 12-15 record. Is this the season that Kansas City finally plays to the expectations and potential people have been saying that they have with their talented players and prospects?
In the West, the once again under-performing Angels are ruining my picks. First in the division are the Yu Darvish lead Texas Rangers with a 17-11 record followed by the balanced Oakland A's with a 16-13 record. After that the division takes a dip with the Seattle Mariners at 13-17 and the Angels at 10-18 and the Astros at 8-21. Can the Angels rebound in time to catch up to the Rangers and Athletics before being buried in the AL West?
My picks for the National League are a bit better compared to today's standings. In the National League East, my picks are almost on point with the exception of the flip-flop of Atlanta and Washington being one and two in the division. The Braves after a torrid start have come back down to earth with a 17-11 record while the Nationals are right behind them with a 15-14 record. The rest of the division is Philles at 13-16, New York at 11-15 and the dreadful Miami Marlins at 8-21.
The Central has the tightest race in the National League. The St. Louis Cardinals are in first with a 17-11 record. The Pirates are hot on their heels with a 16-12 record, Milwaukee at 14-13, Cincinnati at 15-14 and the Chicago Cubs joining their American League neighbors the White Sox in last place at 11-17. The Reds were my pick to end up in first place so we'll see how Dusty Baker leads this team in the months to come.
In the West, the surprising Colorado Rockies are leading the division with a 17-11 record. The healthy duo of Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzski are crushing the ball in the way the team imagined when they were both signed to long term deals. The Giants are right behind them at 16-12 and the in third Diamondbacks at 15-13. The Los Angeles Dodgers are sitting at a disappointing 13-14 and the Padres are where I thought they would be at 11-17. Injuries and slumping players have wreaked havoc on the Dodgers who came into the season with high expectations due to the arrival of new management and their high spending. Will the team gel and play to the degree that many expected them to play? Time will tell on that one.
So keep you eyes glued to the standings and I'll return to them at another point in the season to see where everyone stands.