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Projecting how the rest of the 2018 season will play out

Mookie Betts celebrates a grand slam, but he could soon be celebrating the Red Sox pulling even further away from the Yankees. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

With the All-Star Week behind us, it's now only a hop, skip and a jump from the trade deadline, which kicks off the homestretch of the baseball season. By this point in the year, the Cinderellas and premature pumpkins are more or less determined. While there probably will be some upsets, we know who the great teams are and who the lousy ones are with a lot more certainty than we did in March.