With All-Star weekend kicking off Sunday, we have officially concluded what will be called the first half of the 2014 MLB season.
The entire season has been a dogfight to this point, and while the Oakland Athletics have separated themselves from the pack and there are a handful of others, like the Los Angeles Angels, Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Dodgers, that look strong, for the most part, things are still wide-open across the league.
When putting together the rankings on a weekly basis, the following factors are considered:
- Previous week's record
- Quality of opponents
- Key injuries/trades
- Recent performance beyond the last week
Once this week's All-Star festivities wrap up, the baseball world will turn its attention to the rapidly approaching non-waiver trade deadline as contenders look to shore up their rosters and pretenders look to cash in their trade chips.
With all of that said, here is an updated look at where all 30 MLB teams stand at the break. Be sure to check back here every Monday morning for the most recent edition of our MLB power rankings.