1. Los Angeles Dodgers - Hanley Ramirez is back in the lineup and so is Matt Kemp. The Dodgers are now firing on all cylinders with playoff baseball just a week away.
2. Boston Red Sox - Clay Buchholz is still healthy, which is all that really matters right now for the Red Sox heading into the postseason.
3. St. Louis Cardinals - The Cardinals have edged out in front in the NL Central and should be able to hold on for the division title.
4. Oakland Athletics - The Athletics are one of those teams that no one wants to see in the postseason.
5. Pittsburgh Pirates - The Pirates' holes are finally starting to show, and you have to wonder if they will even be able to win a game in the postseason.
6. Tampa Bay Rays - Tampa Bay showed why pitching always beats hitting in their critical series win over the Orioles.
7. Detroit Tigers - Rick Porcello is quietly having a nice second half and could be a difference-maker in the playoffs.
8. Atlanta Braves - The Braves clinched the AL East, and getting back a healthy Jason Heyward will only make them stronger come the postseason.
9. Cincinnati Reds - The Reds are right in the thick of the NL Central race and appear to have just about wrapped up at least a wild card spot.
10. Texas Rangers - The Rangers still hold a lead in the wild card race, but their shaky performance down the stretch sure hasn't inspired a lot of confidence in their postseason bid.
11. New York Yankees - As the farewell tour for Mariano Rivera continues, Alex Rodriguez is quietly hitting the ball very well. Alfonso Soriano has just been ridiculous at the plate.
12. Baltimore Orioles - After the devastating 18-inning loss to the Rays Friday night, the Orioles collapsed and are out of the wild card race. Even worse, Manny Machado appeared to suffer a devastating knee injury, adding insult to injury.
13. Cleveland Indians - The Indians have to be the favorite to earn one of the two AL wild card spots, which was unthinkable a couple of months ago.
14. Kansas City Royals - Greg Holland is putting up ridiculous numbers as Kansas City's closer without getting much publicity for it.
15. Washington Nationals - The Nationals continue to play good baseball, but they just ran out of time.
16. Arizona Diamondbacks - You can only laugh at Arizona's reaction to the Dodgers celebrating the NL West crown by jumping in their pool.
17. Los Angeles Angels - The Angels have actually played pretty well down the stretch, possibly building momentum into next season.
18. Toronto Blue Jays - Colby Rasmus is done for the year, becoming just the latest Blue Jay to earn a trip to the disabled list.
19. Seattle Mariners - If nothing else, at least the Mariners seem to have found their third baseman of the future.
20. Philadelphia Phillies - For as bad as the Phillies have been, they've played decent baseball over the second half of the season.
21. San Francisco Giants - The Giants hope they can avoid the injury bug next year that helped to doom their 2013 season.
22. Colorado Rockies - Carlos Gonzalez' return sure didn't last long. The Rockies are shutting him down for the season and he will undergo surgery on his finger.
23. San Diego Padres - The Padres played about .500 baseball after their awful start, which is at least encouraging heading into 2014.
24. Minnesota Twins - I'm still not sure why the Twins didn't trade Josh Willingham at the deadline simply to unload his contract.
25. Chicago Cubs - Well, it looks like another last place finish for the Cubbies, who are not so loveable after all.
26. Chicago White Sox - It will be interesting to see if the White Sox lose both Paul Konerko and Adam Dunn to retirement in the offseason.
27. New York Mets - Matt Harvey is going to rest and rehab his elbow for the next six to eight weeks, which is a conservative approach that is very likely to end in Tommy John surgery.
28. Milwaukee Brewers - While it didn't matter in the end, the Kyle Lohse signing worked out well for the Brewers.
29. Miami Marlins - Jose Fernandez is done for the season, but did he do enough on a losing team to beat out Yaisel Puig for Rookie of the Year?
30. Houston Astros - I expected a little bit more power out of Chris Carter with more regular playing time, but maybe that just exposed his weaknesses even more to opposing pitchers.