The Washington National have a solid lead atop the East with their greatest challenger, the New York Mets, about 5.5 games behind. The Nationals are at the top of the power rankings and could be one of the best teams in baseball. I'm curious if they can turn this early season success into a high playoff spot and even a World Series appearance.
This division switches up every few days as the Pirates, the last place team, are only about five games back. The Cardinals lead the division but have a three-game series with the struggling Cubs this weekend. The Red, the team I root for in this division, are doing surprisingly well and I hope when I post about baseball next week, that they'll be at the top.
When I started this post the Diamondbacks were at the top but the Colorado Rockies have jumped up and Arizona has fallen to third behind the Dodgers. This division has a ton of surprises but I don't stay up late enough or get enough NL West games to see what's going on. I am also surprised that the San Francisco Giants are playing so badly.
I had the Orioles leading this division but the Yankees have improved tremendously from previous years and moved into first. Baltimore is right behind them while Boston is in a distant third at about 4 games back. Anything could change in a single series though.
Cleveland has reestablished dominance but this division is anyone's guess with only the Royals knocking around at the bottom. I'd like to see the Chicago White Sox, down at fourth but only two games behind, come back up. The Twins and Tigers are still putting up competition and it's early.
The Astros have been threatening to be a good team for some time and this might be the year that they follow through. The leader last year, the Texas Rangers, are at the bottom. I'm rooting for the Mariners to make a run at it.