Last week saw baseball's first big trade of the summer, with Arizona unloading Mark Trumbo to Seattle as the Mariners try to inject some life into a lagging offense.
June is upon us now, representing another "checkpoint" in the season.
Last weekend saw Kansas City take two of three from St. Louis in the I-70 series, so we have a new No. 1: The defending American League champs.
Finally, we have some stabilization at the top as the Cardinals, Dodgers and Royals hold the Nos. 1-3 spots for the second consecutive week.
While the Houston Astros have fallen back to reality a bit, the aging Yankees and up-and-coming Mets are proving that baseball is back in a big way in New York.