2022 MLB Playoff Races, ranked

Less than a month left in the season, which means it’s the time of year when it’s MLB ترتيب Ranking Page It is constantly open on your desktop or scanned on your device. These post-season chases are the lifeblood of baseball, the most fun thing to do every day throughout September. And the best thing about them? They are plentiful. There are a lot of them.

Sure, there are some divisions that have long been ironed out: The Dodgers are all set in NL West, the Astros are the same in AL West, and the Cardinals, after their hot streak, aren’t far behind in NL Central. But there are, by our calculations, six major playoff races to watch every day, and they are all captivating in their own way. Which means we have to arrange them.

So these are the most urgent pursuits, in order.

1. Central American League
Yes, yes, we know the hearts and minds of Mets and Braves fans are constantly rising and falling with the NL East race, and we’ll get to that race. But we will prove that this is the condition that will make your blood pump more. why? Because no matter who loses between the Mets and Braves, they will both go through the playoffs. This is unlikely to be the case at AL Central.

Neither the Twins nor the White Sox are particularly close to the third AL Wild Card spot, which means it’s AL Central or the bust. The Guardians are clinging to their dear lives with a month left, but the twins and the Pale Proboscis (who, we might recall, were the season’s most favourite) on their tails. With no tiebreaker in place this year, it’s very likely that all three teams will play for their lives on the final day of the season. No postseason stalker can say that. The Guardians and Twins are set to play eight games in the next 11 days, so this one is about to get a lot of fun.

2. Eastern National League
This is certainly the toughest race, and the most emotionally resonant: After all, these teams have been at each other’s throats for decades. But the stakes are on that roof, too. The difference between winning the Division and being ranked No. 2 (and the farewell that comes with it) and finishing second and having to win only two games to get to the NLDS where you can play Dodgers is a profound difference. (This assumes, by the way, that the winner of this division can fend off those ardent Cardinals for this second place.)

Getting that goodbye makes special sense for the Mets, who draw a large part of their post-season advantage from having Jacob deGrom and Max Scherzer on top of their spin. With the post-season schedule compressed, they may not be able to start again in NLDS, after the Wild Card series, until match three. Win the division, and they will be totally relieved to whoever you wrestle with to get out of third place. -number. 6 match. These teams are as close as possible and have a lot to play for. It’s high drama, every night.

These two teams have three more games during the final week of the season, and if the Mets can win just one of those games, they’ll also own a tiebreak, which could be important in a world with no more games.

3. National League Wild Card
With the Cardinals going 27-8 since August 1 and opening a 9 1/2 game lead at NL Central, the division is probably off the table for the Brewers. With one NL Wild Card slot already talked about by anyone not winning an NL East race between the Mets and Braves, there are three teams in two locations: The Phillies, Padres and Brewers. It’s fair to say that each of these teams desperately needs to make their post-season.

The Brewers just made a massive trade for their star closer on the trade deadline with a three-game division advancing which has now evaporated; Imagine losing the playoffs then. Padres traded for Juan Soto (that’s Milwaukee’s closest, Josh Hader, for that matter); Imagine losing the playoffs after which – which. Oh, and the Phils have one of the highest payrolls in the game and the second longest dry run after the season in the sport; Imagine losing the playoffs after Which – which! There will be some very sure fans for one of these teams once the dust has settled. Which one will you be?

The Brewers’ recent slide has them four games behind the Padres for last place, so they’ll need to make up some ground and fast.

4. American League Wild Card
This, admittedly, lost quite a bit of steam with the AL Central teams essentially falling out of it and the Orioles losing three of four to the Blue Jays this week. But even if the Orioles never climbed their way again – and they could very much have! – It will be very convincing to see how the seed is shaken here. If there’s any team that wants the best place in the Wild Card game, ranked #4, it’s the Mariners. Otherwise, they’ll have to play the entire Wild Card series down the road, which means their fans will likely have waited 21 years for the playoffs but won’t be able to watch it in Seattle if the Mariners don’t step up.

However, seeded #6, the lowest Wild Card spot, might have more benefit than point #5: whoever wins AL Central – and gets seeded #3 – may have a worse record than every Wild Card team, and will be (from Theoretically) easier to eliminate. For what it’s worth, that person might zoom to the top of this list, for example, if the Orioles or the White Sox suddenly win 10 in a row or something.

5. No. 2 universal seed
We don’t mean the second seed in the singles league. We mean number 2 the total The seed, the second-best baseball record, after the Dodgers. The Dodgers are sure to have the best baseball record, and therefore a field advantage throughout the World Series. But if they somehow do not take part in the world championship – this can very well happen; Don’t look back any more than just last year when they finished 18 games (yes, 18) ahead of Atlanta – someone else would have a home run at the World Championships. Which is kind of a converging race now!

The race for the second best record
1. Astros: 88-49
2. Mets: 87-51 (half-match return)
3. The Braves: 86-51 (one game back)
4. Yankees: 82-54 (5 1/2 games)
5. Cardinals 81-56 (7 games back)

Everyone prefers the house advantage in the world championships. If the Dodgers don’t work out, one of these teams might have.

6. Eastern American League
Sure, the Yankees currently have 89.2 percent odds of winning the division, according to Fangraphs playoff odds. But wouldn’t it be fun to include this and scare them a little? Indeed it is! (They are hosting the Rays this weekend and will essentially settle the division with a sweep.)