We’re getting the most competitive AL wildcard race since 2017 but what most fans are interested in remains which teams will eventually end up playing in the play-in game on October 2nd. And what better time to evaluate the teams’ chances than when September is right round the corner?
The Rays remaining in the wildcard hunt might be one of the stories of the season so far. Just look at who they are between in the wildcard standings – teams like the Indians, the Athletics and the Rangers. Two of those teams are among the hottest in all of baseball.
With 50 or so regular season games to play, here are our post-trade-deadline power rankings…
The Tampa Bay Rays have traded for slugging first baseman Jesus Aguilar from the Milwaukee Brewers, per Jeff Passan.
The All-Star break is upon us, so it seems a fitting time to look back at the first half of the season. The MVP, Rookie of the Year and Cy Young awards are set to be closely fought throughout the remainder of the campaign, but if the season ended today, who would win them?
Tampa Bay Rays will fancy their chances of a wildcard spot in 2019 with the Mariners rebuilding and Athletics unlikely to be as strong.
Carlos Santana, Edwin Encarnacion, Jake Bauers and Yandy Diaz all changed teams on Thursday as the Mariners, Rays and Indians made a big trade.
Is Blake Snell's victory a sign that the voters have changed their ways?
The popular Mike Zunino looks a good acquisition for the Rays, while Smith fills a hole for Seattle.