This will be the final edition of the MLB Watchability Rankings for the first half of the season...due to the All-Star Break next week, we're going to take next week off, and this will serve as your rankings for the next two weeks. That's why each team has three series listed as opposed to the usual two.
|The Cardinals' +124 run differential was bested by just two teams in 2012. That's over the entire season, not just the first half.|
|Since losing three straight series in June, the A's are 10-4. That'll do.|
|Winning the division is even more imperative for the Rangers thanks to the Rays' hot streak pushing them right behind Texas for the AL's top wild card slot.|
|Three straight series losses has dimmed some of the optimism in Pittsburgh, but over those nine games, their run differential has been even.|
|If the Red Sox played just .500 ball over the last two weeks, they might not be in first place in the division right now. However, they've been better than that, and hold the best record in the American League.|