We are now more than halfway through the season, and while there is still a long ways to go, at least three teams are pretty close to being in a position to start printing playoff tickets.
According to CoolStandings.com, the Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, and New York Yankees all have at least an 84.0 per cent chance of making the playoffs. The calculations are based on the current standings, and factors such as runs scored and runs allowed so far this season.
The Braves next at 72.8 per cent. But after Atlanta, there is a big drop-off to the next group that all have less than 50 per cent chance of playing in the postseason.
At the other end of the spectrum, there are already eight teams that have less than a two per cent shot at the playoffs. Those teams can go ahead and start making tee times for October…
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