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Well, the latter is a story for another day. Odds courtesy of OddsShark. Never in MLB history has one league had three win teams in a single season, but the Junior Circuit has three on pace to top triple digits this year: Shoot, there could be a fourth in the AL as the Seattle Mariners had been on pace for victories but fell off slightly right before the All-Star break.
There have never been four teams overall in MLB history to win games in a single season. That appears to be the only question mark on the team. Houston has the best record at the All-Star break by the defending world champions since the Chicago White Sox. At , the Red Sox have tied the franchise record for most wins through 98 games, matching the club. The biggest news in baseball during the break was the Los Angeles Dodgers landing Baltimore Orioles All-Star third baseman Machado in a trade for five prospects.
The Dodgers seem very unlikely to re-sign Machado this offseason when he hits free agency because they already have one of the top young shortstops in the game: The interesting thing to keep in mind with the Yankees, is despite owning the 3rd-best record in the majors, they will likely be forced to make it as a Wild Card.
New York is 9. This next tier consists of teams still have some hope, but will need to catch fire over the final two months to make the playoffs. As of right now the Cardinals are 6. San Francisco is just 5-games back in the NL West, but are 5. Every one of these teams are basically fighting for a Wild Card spot. The closest any of these teams are to winning their division is the Twins, who are 9-games back of the Indians in the AL Central.
Tampa Bay is the closest to that elusive Wild Card, as they are Something else you might be interested in checking out is our MLB over under win totals page. This has the expected records for each team before the baseball season began. We also have individual player stat projections. These are over unders for all of the major stats for key players in the league. You can also head over to our MVP odds and Cy Young odds to see who is expected to bring home the hardware this season.