Originally Posted by Schnickelfritz
Only 3 teams playing over .600 ball right now. Two of them are in the NL Central, whose third-place team (CIN) would be in first place in most of the other divisions in MLB.
Not that anyone describes PIT or CIN as "exciting," but this is the best division in the game and it ain't close.
That 2 of the best 3 team record is, of course, helped by the fact that 2 of the worst 5 teams are in that division. Them being the best division is certainly arguable. :-)
And last year the pirates were ~.570 into august, but ended up with a losing record anyway. You putting money on them breaking their 20 year losing streak (they were in 1st place in the no central in top July in 2011 as well)? I'm not. :-P