MLB Mid Season Report: Baseball is a cruel mistress

MLB Mid Season Report: Baseball is a cruel mistress


The Home Run Derby was electric. The All-Star game was a blast. But now it’s time to get back to some real baseball.

As a mid-season special, we’re doing a podcast to recap the season so far and preview what’s to come. We get into the big movers, the current state of the American/National Leagues, and the teams that have the best chance of winning it all. So give that a listen – rate, review, subscribe – and check out the updated power rankings to see how many spots each team has moved since the beginning of the season.


Power Rankings

  1. Boston Red Sox (70-31) +6

  2. New York Yankees (63-34) +1

  3. Houston Astros (66-36) - 3

  4. Seattle Mariners (60-40) +13

  5. Chicago Cubs (58-40) ---

  6. Oakland Athletics (57-43) +19

  7. Philadelphia Phillies (55-43) +11

  8. Milwaukee Brewers (45-45) +5

  9. Atlanta Braves (53-43) +12

  10. Los Angeles Dodgers (55-44) - 8

  11. Cleveland Indians (54-44) - 7

  12. Arizona Diamondbacks (54-46) ---

  13. Colorado Rockies (53-46) +3

  14. St. Louis Cardinals (50-49) - 6

  15. Tampa Bay Rays (50-49) +7

  16. San Francisco Giants (51-50) - 7

  17. Los Angeles Angels (50-50) - 7

  18. Washington Nationals (49-49) - 12

  19. Pittsburgh Pirates (51-49) ---

  20. Minnesota Twins (44-53) - 6

  21. Toronto Blue Jays (46-52) - 6

  22. Cincinnati Reds (43-56) +5

  23. Texas Rangers (42-58) ---

  24. Detroit Tigers (42-59) +5

  25. Miami Marlins (43-58) +5

  26. New York Mets (40-56) - 15

  27. San Diego Padres (41-61) - 1

  28. Chicago White Sox (34-64) - 4

  29. Baltimore Orioles (28-72) - 9

  30. Kansas City Royals (30-68) - 2

**+/- represents how far each team has moved since the beginning of the 2018 season.


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