The NL playoff race is coming into focus...at least with the teams we're talking about.
The Cubs know Dexter Fowler will get paid this offseason, when they will probably be forced to choose between investing in their rotation or center field.
The Cubs and Astros are probably the top two stories in the MLB pennant race this season, but with five weeks still to play, neither has a stranglehold on a playoff spot.
Entering Monday, eight teams were within six games of the American League's final wild card spot.
The Toronto Blue Jays were winners at the trade deadline, but that won't guarantee them an American League East pennant.