Trade Deadline RPI Rankings Twos Company, Threes Sevens A Crowd: The AL appears to back in top form this year as they've taken control of 7 of the top 8 spots in the ranking. The Orioles have also regained the top spot after ending the 2035 season there and failing in the playoffs. On The Other End Of The Spectrum: The NL own the bottom 5 spots in the ranking and 11 of the bottom 13. On top of that, the NL Central has the worst 4 teams in the entire MLB. This hurts the Cubs' ranking a lot and makes everyone wonder if their MLB worst SOS is inflating their record. Shake It Off: After a rough opening ranking, the Tigers and Astros made significant gains coming from the bottom 10 to the top 10. Can these teams continue to rise or will the last 3rd of the season start to average out and place them in the middle of the pack? Nothing To See Here: The trade deadline came and went with little activity. The biggest surprise was seeing the Padres, Giants, and Royals do nothing. The AL Central and the NL West are the only divisions that appear up for grabs at the moment and it was the trailing teams that made the moves(White Sox, Rockies, and Dodgers) to make themselves more competitive. Will this come back to bite them in the final 2 months? Rat Race: So the Brewers and Blue Jays(if only they played in the NL) have a firm grasp on the #1 and #2 spots in December's lottery, but there's a lot of competition behind them for #3. There's 10 teams currently within 5 games of each other. With all the competition in the NL at the bottom of the rankings, it should be exciting to see who can make all the wrong moves.