The National League though? Wild. Wonderful. Out of control. There are seven teams within a half-game of the lead in the three divisions, a near mathematical impossibility, and there are a couple of other streaking teams who can still impact the season. Nobody has any idea what will happen next.
And so, yes, once you know the narrative, you can follow along; the non-waiver Trade Deadline played out exactly as you might expect. We just witnessed the most extraordinary migration of talent from one league to the other in the history of baseball. A bunch of NL clubs who still have hope and belief raided despairing AL teams looking to the future. And it sets up some kind of finish in the National League.
Source: Joe Posnanski, MLB.com