We’re now in the Dog Days of the season. The non-waiver trading deadline has passed and it’s time to re-examine the Major League Baseball Dead List.
Again, just because a team is on the list doesn’t mean there can’t be a Zombie Apocalypse and they come back to life – it’s happened, but it’s not all that likely.
Simply stated… if you’re at least 10 games back from any playoff spot, I’m putting you on the List.
So what teams make the Dead List?
Seattle Mariners – 10 out of Wildcard
Toronto Blue Jays – 11 out of Wildcard
Minnesota Twins – 12.5 out of Wildcard
Chicago White Sox – 20 out of Wildcard
Houston Astros – 24.5 out of Wildcard
San Diego Padres – 10 out of Division and Wildcard
Philadelphia Phillies – 10.5 out of Wildcard
New York Mets – 10.5 out of Wildcard
San Francisco Giants – 11 out of Division and Wildcard
Chicago Cubs – 11.5 out of Wildcard
Milwaukee Brewers – 14.5 out of Wildcard
Miami Marlins – 17 out of Wildcard
Twelve teams are on the Dead List. Eighteen are still alive fighting for the 10 playoff spots.