1. Los Angeles Dodgers - The Dodgers have to hope that they get Hanley Ramirez back sooner than later, but you just never know given his extensive injury history.
2. Boston Red Sox - Clay Buchholz sure doesn't seem to be bothered by any neck injury in his return to the mound, which is great news for the Red Sox come the postseason.
3. St. Louis Cardinals - The Cardinals must be getting a bit frustrated that they can't put any distance between themselves and the Pirates.
4. Pittsburgh Pirates - Every time you think Pittsburgh is ready to drop back and settle for the top wild card spot, they come right back to the top of the NL Central.
5. Oakland Athletics - The Athletics completed an impressive weekend sweep of the reeling Rangers and now seem destined for a second straight AL West crown.
6. Tampa Bay Rays - The Rays are still struggling, but so are all of the other wild card contenders, and now there is less than two weeks left of the season.
7. Detroit Tigers - Unless the Tigers can get a healthy Miguel Cabrera back for the postseason, their World Series hopes are on life support.
8. Atlanta Braves - The Braves are still flying under the radar with all of the attention focused on the NL Central race and the red-hot Dodgers.
9. Cincinnati Reds - The Reds are still very likely to make the playoffs, but the Nationals keep chipping away at their lead.
10. Texas Rangers - It seems like deja vu for the Rangers, who are once again stumbling down the stretch.
11. New York Yankees - The Yankees are breathing down Tampa Bay's neck after taking three of four in Baltimore. New York just continues to get clutch hits and find ways to win.
12. Baltimore Orioles - The Orioles set a number of records with their insane winning percentage in close games. This year, they have the worst record in baseball in one-run games. What a difference a year can make.
13. Cleveland Indians - The Indians remain right in the wild card hunt, and they have the easiest schedule of any of the contenders over the final two weeks.
14. Kansas City Royals - There are a lot of teams standing between the Royals and a playoff berth, but at least they are still alive as the season winds to a close.
15. Washington Nationals - The Nationals continue to make up ground thanks to their soft schedule, but it still looks like they are going to run out of games before they completely catch up.
16. Arizona Diamondbacks - The Justin Upton trade didn't hurt the Diamondbacks, but their weak starting pitching certainly did.
17. Toronto Blue Jays - Jose Reyes has put up strong numbers this year, but the Blue Jays need him to stay healthy for an entire season.
18. Seattle Mariners - The Mariners have shown some progress this year, but they still have a long way to go to contend with Oakland and Texas.
19. Los Angeles Angels - The Angels will need bounce back seasons from Josh Hamilton and Albert Pujols in 2014.
20. Colorado Rockies - Todd Helton has announced that he will retire after the season at age 40. He had quite the career in Colorado.
21. San Francisco Giants - Between the baseball team and Sunday night's ugly loss for the 49ers, San Francisco is having a tough sports week.
22. Philadelphia Phillies - Roy Halladay hasn't looked much better lately than he did before his injury.
23. San Diego Padres - It will be interesting to see what the Padres do in the trade market this offseason.
24. Minnesota Twins - Give the Twins credit for continuing to battle hard down to the wire in another lost season.
25. Chicago Cubs - How about that Bears comeback win?
26. Chicago White Sox - For all the talk about Chris Sale being so susceptible to injury, he made it through the 2013 season just fine.
27. New York Mets - Still no word on Matt Harvey, which is all Mets fans really care about right now.
28. Milwaukee Brewers - Well, at least Milwaukee still has Aaron Rodgers.
29. Miami Marlins - Jose Fernandez is an unbelievable talent, but he needs to tone it down a bit on the mound and at the plate.
30. Houston Astros - For the most part, the Astros don't have much to be happy about at the major league level this season. At least the minors are stacked.