The Major League Baseball season is nearing the three-quarter mark with most teams having played a little more than 70 percent of their games. It is the time of year when many fans begin checking the standings more regularly and assessing their team’s chances of making the postseason.
At this point, it would be easy to take a quick look at the standings and assume that there will not be a very exciting conclusion to the baseball season. There are only two second-place teams within four games of first, and most divisions have only two teams which appear to be vying for playoff slots.
But that would be a huge mistake. Here's why.