Tyler Brandt: In the National League, I've got the Giants and Cardinals winning the Wild Cards, in that order. It's really tempting to say that the Giants will beat out the Dodgers for the division title, as I think they are the better team, but the current gap just seems like too much with Kershaw returning. As close as the Mets are, I can't see them making a run. Their run differential suggests that they are maybe about three wins worse than their record shows and I'm worried about everyone in their rotation. Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, and Steven Matz are all pitching through injuries or being checked out and as fun as he is, Bartolo Colon is not a top of the line starter. That leaves us with the Giants and Cardinals as the two strongest teams outside of the division winners. In the American League, things are much closer. Boston and Baltimore currently control the Wild Cards, but they play each other seven more times until the end of the season. In other words, one of the two is likely to drop out. I think that team is Baltimore, as they have trouble playing away from the hitter-friendly confines of Camden Yards. I actually see Boston taking the division because the Blue Jays are too concerned with innings limits. Aaron Sanchez is their best pitcher, but I don't know if they will throw him every five days. He has already skipped one start in the last week; how do we know that won't be a trend? The rest of their rotation consists of fourth starters, while Boston has an ace in David Price and and MVP candidate in Mookie Betts. I have Toronto taking the top Wild Card spot, and the Astros sneaking past the Orioles and Tigers for the second spot with Jose Altuve making one final push for the MVP Award (which really belongs to Mike Trout but the Angels might not be good enough).