According to Baseball Prospectus, the Atlanta Braves have the third-best chance of reaching the post-season this year. Their playoff odds calculator gives us a 76.1 percent chance to reach October, behind only the Yankees and Rangers, who are one and two.â†µ
Sounds good, but why is nobody singing the Braves praises just yet? Probably because they know how good the Phillies and Mets could be down the stretch. I still think the NL East is going to be a tight race, regardless of whether or not we currently have the largest division lead in baseball.