MLB's Midterm Report Cards

Rays at the head of the class—Rockies, Marlins at the back
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 2, 2008 12:20 PM CDT
Quit celebrating, Diamondbacks. Your early lead is long gone.   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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(Newser) – Report card time! Here’s how the rambunctious kids of MLB are doing so far, in Yahoo Sports’ Steven Henson’s estimation.

A students—Rays, Red Sox, Cubs, Angels, White Sox
Particular kudos go to the Rays, the poor kid who went to the head of the class.

B students—Cardinals, Brewers, Twins, Phillies, Yankees, Athletics, Marlins, Orioles
The Cardinals have a slight edge in the wildcard race. The Yankees, meanwhile, barely scrape together a B.

C students—Diamondbacks, Tigers, Rangers, Mets, Braves, Jays
Arizona blew a hot start against bad opponents, while Detroit just underachieved.

D students—Dodgers, Giants, Royals, Indians, Pirates, Astros, Reds, Nationals
Big-time disappointment Cleveland has some big-time trade deadline decisions ahead.

Failures—Rockies, Padres, Mariners
Oh, Colorado. You were good for a minute there.