Biggest Winners and Losers of MLB Week 5

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Biggest Winners and Losers of MLB Week 5
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Something has been off with Stephen Strasburg this season.

One month into the season, it is nice to be able to piece storylines together and start looking at numbers to see trends in Major League Baseball.

Of course, that doesn't mean we are any closer to being able to tell what will happen at the end of the year. Separation doesn't really start to happen until July and August, which is good because it gives plenty of teams and fanbases hope.

As we look back on the week that was in MLB, we can say with absolute certainty that a lot of things are backwards right now. Toronto was supposed to take control of the AL East with a rebuilt roster, yet injuries and poor performances have destroyed that team.

Meanwhile, Boston, which entered the season with expectations as low as they have been in years, is tied for the best record in baseball.

Stephen Strasburg and Roy Halladay are struggling, though to very different degrees, while Carlos Gomez leads the National League in batting average.

The more you try to apply logic to baseball, the sillier you will look. Here is our look back at the biggest winners and losers from the fifth week of the 2013 season.


Note: All stats courtesy of unless otherwise noted.

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