2012 MLB Power Rankings and Regular Season Standings
With less than two weeks remaining in the 2012 MLB season, adding a second wild-card team this season has created some excitement with teams making a late bid to make the post-season.
The National League division races are all but over with Washington, Cincinnati, and San Francisco Giants all on their way to the playoffs. The wild-card race has Atlanta having a big lead for one spot, but five other teams vying for the last ticket into the race for a World Series title.
Milwaukee is the hottest team in baseball and after thinking their chances were dead last month, theBrewers have won six straight and find themselves just 1.5 games behind St Louis. The LA Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies, and Arizona Diamondbacks are all within 5.5 games and the race will keep fans on the edge of their seat until the end of the season.
The American League still has a couple of division races up for grabs. The AL East is the tightest race in baseball with the NY Yankees holding a slim one game lead over Baltimore, but the loser of the division race is in good position for a wild-card spot next month. The AL Central has Chicago with a 1.5-game lead over Detroit, but both teams have struggled this month and the loser will likely miss this year's post-season. Texas has the largest lead in the AL with a 4.5 games lead over Oaklnd, but the A's are holding the last wild-card spot and it will take some hot play from Tampa Bay or LA Angels to knock the A's or Orioles out of the MLB playoffs.