In the first two weeks after the All-Star break, the Padres and Giants have increased their odds of making the playoffs. Meanwhile, the Rockies and Dodgers have watched their odds decrease.
Just because a team struggles in the first half doesn't mean it can't make the playoffs.
The White Sox starters have been lights out, but the odds of their pitching this well all season are long indeed.
Mark Buehrle has emerged as one of the AL's best young pitchers, going 35-20 with a 3.44 ERA over the last two years and making the All-Star team last season.