So with 18 teams already "gone fishing", the only thing left to play for is respectability. And even that is mathematically impossible for some teams. To me respectability is defined as-- no playoff berth but at least a winning season.
Here are the teams that have a shot at respectability:
THE DODGERS HAVEN'T COMPLETELY FALLEN APART
|NY Daily News|
SAY WHAT?! THE NATIONALS MIGHT BE RESPECTABLE?
Yes, the Washington Nationals are on the brink of respectability. At 76-79, interim-manager Davey Johnson has his ball club playing well as of late. If they go 5-2 the rest of the way they will, at least, finish at .500, which for them is like winning the pennant.
THE BLUE JAYS SHOULD CHANGE THEIR NAME TO MR. .500
THE INDIANS SHOULD BE THANKFUL THAT THEY'RE STILL IN ANY CONVERSATION
The Chicago White Sox (76-80) and the Cincinnati Reds (76-80) are technically still mathematically alive. Can either one go 6-0 or at least 5-1 the rest of the way? Probably not.