As September edges closer, there are still 16 MLB teams within four games of a playoff spot. That means that for more than half of baseball, the future is now. 

From David Price’s dominance in Detroit to Andrew McCutchen’s imminent return in Pittsburgh, what follows is a look at the most encouraging sign for each team. For the clubs that have already tumbled out of the race—or that were never in it to start—examining the bigger picture is required. 

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