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Playing Contender or Pretender with MLB's Playoff Hopefuls After 1 Month
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At the end of April, 14 MLB teams had a winning record, and outside of a streaking Milwaukee Brewers team, no squad had really separated itself from the pack yet.

Obviously a lot can change over the course of a season, but we also have a big enough sample size to get a feel for what the strengths and weaknesses of each team are going to be and how their season might shape up.

What follows is a closer look at those aforementioned 14 teams, along with my take on whether they are a contender or pretender moving forward.

Let me clarify that some teams with losing records certainly have a chance to contend as well. This was simply a look at the teams that posted winning records over the first month, though, so those clubs were not part of the conversation here.

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