BtB Poor Man's Projected Season Standings as of August 14, 2009

The dog days of summer are upon us, at least here on the East Coast.  And no teams have been more affected than the Red Sox and the Rays.  Their recent poor performance (along with the Yankees winning streak) has both teams thinking about the Rangers and Wild Card more than the division.

Speaking of the Rangers, they continue to hang around in the AL West, but the Angels just aren't giving them the opportunity to gain any ground.  If the Rangers do make the playoffs, Neftali Feliz has the opportunity to replicate Francisco Rodriguez's magical rookie postseason.  Seattle had a nice rebuilding season, but they're likely still a year or two away.

Staying out west, the Dodgers must be making their fans nervous.  Their once insurmountable lead has dropped to something much more manageable.  To be fair, the Dodgers are still playing well, but the Rockies have turned up their game.

Just when it looks like Philadelphia is going to run away with the division, Atlanta and Florida climb back into the picture.  The Nationals are going on a little bit of a run, which may actually move them out of the number one slot in next years draft.  Kansas City is the latest contender to challenge Washington for the crown.

The Cardinals look to have fought off a charge from the Cubs over the past month to remain solidly in first place in the NL Central.  It looks like it's a two team race, as the division falls nicely into three distinct strata.

Finally, the AL Central is giving us what might be the closest race of the season.  The White Sox and Tigers remained knotted atop the division, although neither would be projected to finish higher than third in any other division besides the NL Central (and only tied for second there).  It will be interesting to see if one of the two pulls away - especially after Chicago's big acquisitions.

On a personal note, the Poor Man's Projected Season Standings will be taking a break for at least a week and perhaps more as my wife and I are expecting twins next Tuesday.

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
72 43 0.606 100 62 0.617 +2
Red Sox
65 49 0.567 92 70 0.568 -2
Rays
61 53 0.595 90 72 0.556 -3
Blue Jays
54 59 0.539 80 82 0.494 -1
Orioles 47 67 0.433 68 94 0.420 -1


AL Central

Team Current Wins
Current Losses eW%lg Season Wins Season Losses Season W% Change
White Sox
58 57 0.528
83 79 0.512 -1
Tigers
60 54 0.473 83
79 0.512 -1
Twins
55 59 0.489 78 84 0.481 -1
Indians 49 65 0.496 73 89 0.451 +1
Royals 45 69 0.427 65 97 0.401 +1


AL West

Team Current Wins
Current Losses eW%lg Season Wins Season Losses Season W% Change
Angels 68 44 0.522 94 68 0.580 0
Rangers 64 49 0.522 90 72 0.556 +2
Mariners 60 55 0.445 81 81 0.500 +1
Athletics 51 63 0.472 74 88 0.457 +2


NL East

Team Current Wins
Current Losses eW%lg Season Wins Season Losses Season W% Change
Phillies 64
48 0.534 91 71 0.562 0
Braves 60 54 0.542 86 76 0.531 +2
Marlins 61 54 0.487 84 78 0.519 +3
Mets 53 61 0.452 75 87 0.463 -1
Nationals 40 75 0.447 61 101 0.377 +2


NL Central

Team Current Wins
Current Losses eW%lg Season Wins Season Losses Season W% Change
Cardinals 64 52 0.498 87 75 0.537 +2
Cubs 58 55 0.504 83 79 0.512 -3
Brewers 56 58 0.468 78 84 0.481 -1
Astros 56 59 0.454 77 85 0.475 0
Reds 50 64 0.379 68 94 0.420 +1
Pirates 46 68 0.442 67 95 0.414 -3


NL West

Team Current Wins
Current Losses eW%lg Season Wins Season Losses Season W% Change
Dodgers 69 46 0.597 97 65 0.599 -2
Rockies
64 51 0.586 92 70 0.568 +1
Giants 62 52 0.482 85 77 0.525 -1
Diamondbacks 52 63 0.551 78 84 0.481 0
Padres 49 67 0.413 68 94 0.420 +3
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