Here's a little piece of advice to Major League teams -- if you have to ask yourself if you're in or out of the playoff race, you're out.
As many teams have played their 81st game of the season, you're either Montgomery Brewster, Kenny Rogers or Al Bundy.
The Kenny Rogers teams all think they're in it now, but they've got to be able to lay down their hand if the cards don't land in their favor in the next few weeks. THere's no reason to lose money in a futile attempt at the right card coming up.
Perhaps the one team I had the most trouble figuring out was the Twins -- their roster and division say they're in it, their disabled list and slow start say they're out. The team has had so much success, appearing in the playoffs in six of the last nine seasons, it may be best to say someone upstairs is just not going to let it happen again this season.For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsmlb on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.