If the playoffs were today here's how the AL would stand:
1. Tampa Bay Rays
2. Minnesota Twins
3. Oakland A's
Wild Card: New York Yankees
I'm hoping before the playoffs happen, that the New York Yankees fall out of any of the spots that have a post season. I know there is still a lot of season left before post season happens, but as we only have a little over a month until the All-Star Break (about 1/2 way thru the season), one has to look at the standings to see what kind of a chance their team will have of making it further than just the regular season.
I don't think any team is necessarily out of the running, it's too early to determine something like that. However, there are teams that are sitting much better than the rest of their division. The AL Central is one of the toughest divisions in the American League. In the last few years, the winner of the division has come down to one of the final games in the regular season. I think this year it should be a close race as well, but I think that the Twins will still shine about the rest of the AL Central counterparts.
Yup, that's Drew Butera popping his gum
Twins return home a week from today! I prefer when they are at home vs. away. There is just something about watching games at Target Field that is much more enjoyable to the other stadiums. I wouldn't mind if the Twins played at Petco Park again (this is the only other ballpark I've been to besides the Metrodome and Target Field). Petco is a lot like Target Field and quite beautiful. Some day, I'll make trips to other ballparks to see all for myself!
Now, I'm going to wait for the rain to come in and enjoy some more baseball tonight! Nick Blackburn faces Jason Vargas starting at 9:05pm (CST)!