Every Monday throughout the regular season, we'll be ranking all 30 MLB teams.
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JJ Comments 1
Tony: Almost moved them out of top spot.
JJ: Still have best run differential in baseball.
Tony: A-Rod is on pace for his worst season ever.
JJ: Neck-and-neck with Texas for top spot.
Tony: Curious to see what this team does before deadline.
JJ: Would they actually shut Strasburg down during pennant race?
Tony: Yep, they're a Top 5 team after sweep of TEX.
JJ: Closing the gap with Texas means they're 4 back at break.
Tony: McCutchen overtaking Votto for NL MVP?
JJ: Neil Walker's resurgence has been huge in getting them here.
Tony: Alright, seriously, Mike Trout for AL MVP?
JJ: 56 from Texas and Toronto mighty impressive.
Tony: Can Dusty keep this team in the hunt this time?
JJ: Cueto's All-Star snub was outrageous.
Tony: Kemp return will be a HUGE boost.
JJ: Still hanging at the break, although tenuously.
Tony: McCann starting to heat up a bit?
JJ: Limping into the break, but should get Kemp back.
Tony: Needed to take more advantage of weakened Dodgers.
JJ: Also limping into break. Lincecum has been just terrible.
Tony: Allen Craig is a big bopper, but can he stay healthy?
JJ: Pretty much buried the Phillies over the weekend.
Tony: Hard to believe they won't make a run late in season.
JJ: Righted the ship after rough patch; very much in WC hunt.
Tony: The fade has begun, right? I mean, it's coming, isn't it?
JJ: If Wainwright's luck ever turns, will be huge down the stretch.
Tony: Johnny Damon signing not enough, clearly.
JJ: Almost as nuts as Cueto's snub: Dickey not starting ASG.
Tony: Thereee it is. A winning streak. Finally.
JJ: Finally turning it around, or just beating bad teams?
Tony: Remember when they can't win a series against the Cubs?
JJ: Can't sustain any kind of a run.
Tony: This team is just maddening. No consistency.
JJ: Outstanding offense, but pitching not there without Morrow.
Tony: Given up third most runs in AL.
JJ: Only 4 back at break. If Upton turns it around...
Tony: No way they trade Justin Upton, right?
JJ: Still loitering around race, although may not be serious contenders.
Tony: Good for them. Golf clap.
JJ: Playing .500 ball at the break is pretty darn impressive for them.
Tony: Why is Corey Hart untouchable?
JJ: Greinke first player to start 3 in a row since Red Faber.
Tony: This team bores me. I won't be watching "The Franchise."
JJ: Resembling the talent-laden Ozzie-managed team of 2011.
Tony: Utley, Howard not helping matters in City of Brotherly Love.
JJ: Great to see everyone trying the BBQ at All-Star Game.
Tony: Too bad their young talent isn't well represented at ASG.
JJ: Getting healthy, but not getting any better.
Tony: Mauer bashing the ball like the Cerrano -- er, Mauer -- of old.
JJ: Anyone notice Kevin Millwood has a 3.69 ERA?
Tony: Time to call this a sophomore slump for Ackley?
JJ: Only Colorado has allowed more runs.
Tony: This team could be a great "spoiler" in 2nd half.
JJ: Haven't lost a series since Rizzo came up. RizzoEffect
Tony: Offense will be sad again without Quentin.
JJ: May not lose their grip on last place at this rate.
Tony: I feel bad for CarGo. This is a lost season for his team.
JJ: No longer last, because...
Tony: Sucks to be in sixth place, doesn't it, Houston?
JJ: 479 runs allowed by one of the worst pitching staffs in years.