Cleveland, OH - The Texas Rangers have shown they can compete with some of the AL's best teams. However, they still have plenty of work to do if they want to make the postseason for the first time in a decade.
Minnesota - The Minnesota Twins made the postseason in four of Ron Gardenhire's first five years as manager. If they can't fix a beleaguered pitching staff, they could miss the playoffs for a third straight year under him.
Atlanta, GA - The Atlanta Braves return home from a stellar road trip eyeing a return to contention in the NL East, but suddenly a series with the division's last-place team doesn't look all that inviting.