It’s time to hand out some accolades and demerits at the halfway mark:
Best team s — Texas, New York (AL), Washington (NL). The Rangers have been the most balanced team in the game, with starting pitching, bullpen, hitting, power, and defense. They appear destined for a third straight World Series appearance. Call them the Buffalo Bills of baseball if you want, but one of these days, and it could be this season, the Rangers will win a championship.