For the most part, the teams with the best pitching have the weakest offenses. Or, the teams with the best offenses have the worst pitching. Then there are teams like the Miami Marlins that just cannot fire on all cylinders.
With the season-ending injury that occurred to Brandon Beachy of the Atlanta Braves, the New York Mets may have a much easier path to the postseason.
This early in the season, it is easier to eliminate which teams will not make a late-season run than to predict which teams might pull off the St. Louis Cardinals type of September magic of last season.
Four teams—the San Diego Padres, Colorado Rockies, Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros—are all more than 10 games below .500 and basically unmitigated disasters.