1. Los Angeles Dodgers - Out of all of the trades made before the deadline, the Dodgers have been the big winner with Ricky Nolasco. He's been pitching at a Cy Young award level since the trade.
2. Boston Red Sox - Suddenly, the Red Sox have a bit of a cushion over second place Tampa Bay in the AL East.
3. Tampa Bay Rays - The Rays have stumbled of late, but their wild card lead remains intact thanks to the O's struggles.
4. St. Louis Cardinals - The Cardinals lost yet another series in Pittsburgh. The Pirates just won't go away.
5. Pittsburgh Pirates - The Pirates made a move to bolster their lineup for the final month, trading for Marlon Byrd and John Buck, and then also added Justin Morneau.
6. Texas Rangers - The Rangers thought they would open up a cushion with Oakland playing four at Detroit and hosting Tampa Bay, but the A's rolled through both series.
7. Detroit Tigers - The Tigers needed a furious rally to avoid being swept in a four game series at home by Oakland, and Miguel Cabrera looks more injured by the day.
8. Cincinnati Reds - The Reds still have a firm grip on their wild card spot, but Washington is gaining ground and getting a little too close for comfort.
9. Atlanta Braves - The Braves have been playing really good baseball, but the loss of Jason Heyward and now Brandon Beachy is cause for concern.
10. Oakland Athletics - Taking three of four in Detroit was huge after Baltimore started to gain ground on them in the wild card race.
11. Baltimore Orioles - The floundering O's continue to lose close games, and they aren't making up any ground in the wild card or AL East races. After getting really lucky last year, things have turned on them in 2013.
12. Cleveland Indians - The Indians still have a shot at the playoffs, but they are going to have to take advantage of their soft schedule to have any chance at the postseason.
13. Kansas City Royals - The Royals aren't making up any ground in the wild card race, but at least their fans have something to be excited about.
14. New York Yankees - Alfonso Soriano is single-handedly keeping this team in the race, though a tough schedule is beginning to take its toll.
15. Arizona Diamondbacks - With the Nationals winning some games, the Diamondbacks are suddenly looking in the rearview mirror for the final wild card spot.
16. Washington Nationals - Here come the Nationals! Well, not really. They have been playing much better of late but I'm still not sold that they can keep this up over the next month.
17. Toronto Blue Jays - The Blue Jays intend on bringing back manager John Gibbons, which is a bit surprising given how the team fell well short of expectations.
18. Seattle Mariners - The Mariners didn't make a deal at the August 31 deadline, which is confusing given all of their pending free agents.
19. Los Angeles Angels - It's a shame Mike Trout plays on a such a bad team. Otherwise, he would make the MVP race a little more interesting.
20. Colorado Rockies - It looks like Rafael Betancourt may be calling it a career after tearing a ligament in his elbow.
21. San Francisco Giants - The Giants will have a decision to make in the offseason with free agent Tim Lincecum.
22. Philadelphia Phillies - Darin Ruf is reminding some of Ryan Howard with his slugging ways and low batting average.
23. San Diego Padres - The Padres have to hope that Chase Headley bounces back next season, but even then, his trade value won't be near what it was at last year's deadline.
24. Minnesota Twins - The Twins finally traded Justin Morneau, but they didn't get much in return.
25. Chicago Cubs - The Cubs pulled of a miracle this year by getting a solid full season out of Kevin Gregg.
26. Chicago White Sox - Adam Dunn may not quite hit 40 home runs this year, but he has been one of the few offensive bright spots in Chicago.
27. New York Mets - Matt Harvey's partially torn elbow has to make the Mets and their fans just sick to their stomach. Hopefully, surgery isn't required and he can be healthy for the start of the 2014 season.
28. Milwaukee Brewers - Carlos Gomez is healthy again, and the Brewers just hope they can get through the rest of the year without any more key injuries.
29. Miami Marlins - After getting off to a hot start, Christian Yelich has slowed down as the league has caught up to him.
30. Houston Astros - One of the bright spots this year in Houston has been the play of Jason Castro, arguably the best young catcher in the game.