Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The NL playoff picture with 40 games to go

We're entering the last quarter of the season, and many teams have already had their playoff aspirations all but die. Here's how the National League looks right now:


It's a 3-way race in the East, with Atlanta currently leading with a 73-48 record, but Washington and Trenton are both only 3 back with matching 70-51 records. They'll all have to play each other, so this division is far from decided.


Fargo leads the division at 63-58 and can't seem to shake a pesky Philadelphia squad, currently sitting 3 games out at 60-61.


Austin, at 76-45, is the top team in the NL and has a healthy 8 game lead on Houston, at 68-53. If the season ended today, Houston would not only fail to win the division for the first time ever but would also miss the playoffs.


Salt Lake City has cruised to a 71-50 record, with Cheyenne being the only threat at 64-57 (seven games back)

Wild Card

Washington and Trenton would make it 3 teams from the east if the season ended today- however, there's a good chance that the 3 east teams will beat up on each other at the end, possibly opening the door for Houston (2 back) or Cheyenne (6 back).

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