The 2014 MLB season is rapidly approaching crunch time.
As the campaign hits the three-quarter mark, let's take a look back at how all 30 clubs have performed. The grading criteria is simple. The expectations surrounding each team are taken into consideration. The additions and subtractions that squads made at the trade deadline are also part of the equation.
The most important factor is the team's win-loss record, because in the end, baseball is all about winning games and making a postseason run. It's only fitting that the playoff contenders at the top of the standings—like the Oakland Athletics and the Baltimore Orioles—earn the top marks. However, there is one last-place club that grades out decently as well.