Originally posted on The Outside Corner  |  Last updated 6/21/13
RANK TEAM CHANGE SCHEDULE COMMENT 1 +3 @ TOR vs CLE I'm sorry, but Chris Davis is the best hitter in baseball, and watching him play is incredible. This is a legitimately good team. 2 -1 vs TEX @ HOU They lost a series in Miami last weekend. Just for that, I need to drop them by a slot. Awful. 3 -- 0 vs BOS vs LAA Having to face Fister, Scherzer, and Verlander in one series is absolute torture. Poor, poor Red Sox. 4 +1 @ STL @ NYY The Rangers ended their homestand on the right foot by taking three out of four from Oakland, but they need to go on the road to St Louis now, where bad memories will be in every Ranger fan's mind. 5 -3 @ SEA vs CIN Not a good week for the A's, losing five out of seven to division rivals. Things aren't going to be getting any easier going forth. 6 -- 0 @ AZ @ OAK The Reds have the second best record in baseball, and are just a wild card team right now. Oh bother. 7 +1 @ DET vs COL The AL East is still a meat grinder, and the Red Sox are currently the ones turning the handle...at least for this week. 8 -1 vs CIN @ WAS Things aren't going to be easy for the Diamondbacks this week in the NL West. But because of an off day on Monday, Ian Kennedy's suspension won't be a big deal this week. 9 +1 @ LAA @ SEA Pittsburgh hasn't won or lost consecutive games in a week and a half. It could be worse, I guess. 10 -1 @ MIL @ KC Atlanta's series in Kansas City is one of two series left this season for the Braves across the Mississippi. 11 +7 vs BAL @ TB The Jays have won eight in a row, and are 12-4 in June. Their next ten games are against AL East teams. It's fully conceivable that Toronto could be firmly in the playoff picture going into the All-Star Break. 12 +2 vs MIN @ BAL Three straight series wins for the Tribe have thrust them back into contention. A split with the Orioles would go a long way towards people taking them seriously again. 13 -- 0 vs COL vs AZ Dan Haren against the Rockies on Saturday could be a very ugly sight. It sure was last week. Bring your popcorn. 14 +2 vs MIA @ LAD Maybe all of the talk about Matt Cain's demise has been greatly exaggerated. His ERA has been under 3.50 in both May and June. 15 -3 vs CHW vs ATL Kansas City is having issues getting back above .500, but they've got a good shot to do that against the White Sox this weekend. 16 -5 vs TB vs TEX The Yankees are still hanging on for dear life in the AL East, and their run differential for the season is now negative. 17 -- 0 @ PHI @ CHW @ COL Wheeler vs Sale on Tuesday is a pretty sexy pitching matchup. New York putting Matt Harvey and Wheeler back to back in their rotation is just ridiculously fun. 18 -3 @ SD vs SF It's always *something* with the Dodgers...either the offense goes quiet or the pitching goes belly up. Such an erratic team. 19 -2 @ WAS @ BOS vs NYM Colorado is a .500 club for the first time since the second game of the season. They're 2-5 since Troy Tulowitzki's injury. Small sample size yes, but I believe it'll be indicative of what's to come. 20 -- 0 vs LAD vs PHI Welcome to the above .500 club, Padres. We have cookies. The Giants threw some water on their fire last week, but the games were at least close. 21 -- 0  vs PIT @ DET The three new faces to the Angels rotation this year have combined for 11 wins, and Jason Vargas has really been the only passable option of the trio. 22 +4 @ CLE @ MIA Wait, the Twins have a pulse? They're within striking distance of .500. I can't believe it. 23 -1 vs NYM @ SD The Phillies are sleepwalking through this season, and the ten game road trip that begins on Monday could be the deathblow for their year. 24 -1 vs ATL vs CHC One step forward, two steps back. A series loss in Houston is completely demoralizing. 25 +3 @ SF vs MIN In June, Giancarlo Stanton has a 1.099 OPS and four homers. Only three other Marlins have four or more homers for the entire season. 26 -2 @ NYY vs TOR Losing six out of seven is just awful, and Tampa Bay's patchwork rotation now features a pair of rookies in Chris Archer and Alex Colome. 27 -2 vs HOU @ MIL I feel bad for anyone voluntarily watching the Cubs-Astros series this weekend. 28 -1 vs OAK vs PIT Aside from the sheer awesomeness of Felix Hernandez, Kyle Seager and Nick Franklin have given Mariners hope for the future. 29 -- 0 @ CHC vs STL This season has gone better for the Astros then I think anyone could have ever believed. 30 -- 0 @ KC vs NYM Lost in the awfulness of the White Sox is Alex Rios having his third great year in four seasons with Chicago. [follow]

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