Originally posted on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 5/16/12
Carlos Beltran (credits below) With the first quarter of baseball coming to a close shortly, there has never been a better time for the Peckin’ Order to get back into the swing of things, no pun intended. Teams are approaching their 40th game of the season and as much as we have had some player surprises, teams have done a little shocking of their own. Who would’ve thought the Baltimore Orioles would be leading the AL East after 36 games? Not I. The Orioles have come out throwing punches and drop kicking just about every opponent they have faced so far compiling a 22 – 14 record, more than 25% of the wins they have had in each of the last 7 seasons. Meanwhile, the Red Sox who are on a 4 game winning streak are still 3 games under .500 at 16 – 19, a record no one thought would happen with Bobby V at the helm. In the National League, the Washington Nationals currently lead the Eastern division with a 22 – 13 record while the former NL East Champion Phillies sit below .500 after ...
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