Here is the way I see the teams shaking out.
Yankees (4 games back)
Devil Rays 10
Blue Jays 10
I think the home team advantage trend continues. The Twins and D-Rays have played 50 games at home to lead the majors. Of contending teams, the White Sox (45) have played the least home games. (The Orioles have played just 41, so their first schedule was brutal.)
I will take the Yankees and Brewers as wild card teams. I will stick to my pre-season champ of the Angels. I didn’t make NL pre-season picks because I thought all the teams were pretty flawed. I believe the Cubs are the one quality team in the NL, but they are the Cubs, so I will take the Phillies to lose in the World Series.