At the All-Star Break, the AL is upside down, the NL is anxiously playing out according to predictions, and everyone honestly needs to take a rest for a week.
Michael Saunders is going to his first All-Star Game.
Right now, the Red Sox are a dazzling offense yoked to a miserable pitching staff. They'll improve at the trade deadline, but let's savor the oddity until then.
The Tigers owe a lot of money to players whose best seasons are behind them. In the moment, though, they're still in the mix, thanks to Detroit stalwarts Justin Verlander and Miguel Cabrera.
The Cleveland Indians have flown under the radar this season because they don't have any big stars. But they've got a balanced attack few teams can match.
After struggling through parts of two seasons, Jackie Bradley Jr. started to figure it out with the Red Sox last year. This year, he's taken the leap into stardom.
Despite having the best player in baseball, the Angels are dead in the water. It's natural that Mike Trout trade rumors would follow, but also...nah. Just nah.
In Adrian Beltre and Nomar Mazara, the surprising Rangers have a pair of perfect avatars—one too old, one too young. For a team this weird, nothing else would do.
A measly card? Psh! There's plenty of space next to Lincoln's head on Rushmore.