As we hit the home stretch of another season in Major League Baseball, a couple playoff spots are still up for grabs, much like the regular season awards that await the game’s best in show. Need some help sorting out all the madness? Step aside, Buster Olney, it’s time for a real expert to weigh in.

NL Wild Card:

With the Giants of San Francisco all but out of contention, it’s become a two-horse race between the Rockies and … the Braves? Really? When did they tip-toe into this thing? Even though Atlanta gets to wrap up their season against the lowly Nationals, I’ve got a feeling that Colorado’s young talent will continue their timely hitting (and defense for that matter) to lock up the wild card bid.

AL Central:

You’ve got to love the Minnesota Twins. Every year, they seem to be in the thick of things come October even though they’re poor as all hell and have about three nameable players on their roster. After playing it even with Detroit in their upcoming series, they should run train on Triple-A Kansas City to finish up the year, giving them just enough to overtake the underachieving Tigers.

Check tomorrow’s issue for regular season awards!