BtB Poor Man's Projected Season Standings as of July 31, 2009

Perhaps the second best day is upon us.  Trade Deadline Day is probably the Thanksgiving (where we fill up on rumors and deals until we fall asleep at 5 pm) to Opening Day's Christmas (replace with appropriate holidays for your nationality and beliefs).

While fun, all the movement throws these projections into havoc.  Please keep in mind that none of the trades are reflected here at all.

To continue the somewhat tortured holiday metaphor (and even mix it somewhat), Justin is the ghost of performance past. Nick is the ghost of performance future. And that makes me the ghost of the performance sorta kinda present but not really because it's only partially based in reality.  Anyway, moving on...

The AL Central tightened up quite a bit this week.  At this point it's anybody's game.  Well anybody on the White Sox, Tigers or Twins.  The Indians and Royals can rest up for next season.

In the NL Central the Cubs continue their resurgence in both the regular standings and the projected ones - jumping into a tie with St. Louis in both.  Milwaukee has fallen off the pace some and is fighting with Houston for the "we're not far enough out of it to give up, but we probably aren't really going anywhere" prize.  Forget I said all that if one of them lands Halladay though.

The AL East is still the big man on campus, although Tampa Bay has fallen out the three spot in the end of the season standings.  They're still in a tight race for the wild card with whoever doesn't win the division out of the Yankees and the Red Sox, with Texas sitting in the background biding their time.

The Mets halted their free fall this week, gaining three games.  Which was just enough to keep them solidly in fourth place in the NL East.  But I'm not sure anyone notices that they're still playing games there. 

The Giants have played well above their deserved record to this point.  If they can continue to do so, it will be quite a battle with Colorado for the NL Wild Card. San Diego actually improved a game this week, but because Washington improved by three, there's actually some competition for the first pick next season.

Full standings after the jump...

Disclaimer: These projected standings are based on Justin's Power Rankings. They do not accurately predict how the remainder of the season will actually unfold.  Things like injuries, timely hitting, teams playing each other, and just plain old chance can cause major fluctuations in these results.

AL East

Team Current Wins
Current Losses eW%lg Season Wins Season Losses Season W% Change
Yankees
62 39 0.603 99 63 0.611 +2
Red Sox
59 42 0.576 94 68 0.580 0
Rays
55 47 0.597 91 71 0.562 -2
Blue Jays
49 53 0.544 82 80 0.506 0
Orioles 44 57 0.450 71 91 0.438 -1


AL Central

Team Current Wins
Current Losses eW%lg Season Wins Season Losses Season W% Change
White Sox
51 51 0.532
83 79 0.512 -3
Tigers
53 47 0.477 83
79 0.512 0
Twins
52 50 0.490 81 81 0.500 -1
Indians 42 60 0.492 72 90 0.444 +1
Royals 40 61 0.435 67 95 0.414 0


AL West

Team Current Wins
Current Losses eW%lg Season Wins Season Losses Season W% Change
Angels 60 40 0.516 92 70 0.568 +1
Rangers 56 43 0.514 88 74 0.543 +1
Mariners 53 48 0.447 80 82 0.494 -3
Athletics 43 58 0.452 71 91 0.438 +1


NL East

Team Current Wins
Current Losses eW%lg Season Wins Season Losses Season W% Change
Phillies 58
41 0.549 93 69 0.574 +1
Braves 51 50 0.551 85 77 0.525 0
Marlins 53 48 0.465 81 81 0.500 +2
Mets 49 51 0.458 77 85 0.475 +3
Nationals 32 70 0.448 59 103 0.364 +3


NL Central

Team Current Wins
Current Losses eW%lg Season Wins Season Losses Season W% Change
Cardinals 56 48 0.501 85 77 0.525 +1
Cubs 54 46 0.503 85 77 0.525 +4
Brewers 51 51 0.475 80 82 0.494 -2
Astros 51 51 0.464 79 83 0.488 -1
Pirates 43 58 0.467 71 91 0.438 -3
Reds 45 56 0.402 70 92 0.432 -3


NL West

Team Current Wins
Current Losses eW%lg Season Wins Season Losses Season W% Change
Dodgers 62 39 0.598 98 64 0.605 -4
Rockies
54 47 0.582 90 72 0.556 -1
Giants 55 46 0.464 83 79 0.512 +1
Diamondbacks 44 58 0.521 75 87 0.463 +1
Padres 41 62 0.372 63 99 0.389 +1
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