Who has got a better chance of climbing back into the race in Los Angeles? The improving Angels? The ailing Dodgers? Or none of the above? Two months in, neither team is where it wants (or needs) to be.
How bad are the Astros? They are so bad the rest of the AL West is licking its chops. So bad the Oakland A's are in first place because of them. So bad I couldn't even write a full column about them. So keep reading beyond the first item and we'll get to Mother Nature, Terry Francona's seniority in Cleveland, Felix Hernandez and, yes, more Dodgers-Padres brawl fallout.
There absolutely is history between Carlos Quentin and Zack Greinke, four years' worth of simmering rage on Quentin's part and who-knows-what going on inside of Greinke's head. And when it spilled over Thursday night in an ugly Dodgers-Padres game, it changed the NL West early.