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MLB Playoff Image 2023: Up to date Standings, Wild Card After Padres Eradicated

Melissa Tamez/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Another payroll giant was eliminated from playoff contention Thursday night. With the Miami Marlins 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Padres were mathematically eliminated from being able to clinch the final wild card slot in the national league despite going 8-2 over its last 10 games. At 163

MLB Playoff Image 2023: Up to date Standings, Wild Card After Padres Eradicated

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 29: San Diego Padres left fielder Juan Soto (22) looks on during a Major League Baseball game between the San Diego Padres and the Chicago White Sox on September 29, 2023 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL. (Photo by Melissa Tamez/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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One other payroll large was eradicated from playoff rivalry Thursday evening.

With the Miami Marlins 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Padres have been mathematically eradicated from having the ability to clinch the ultimate wild card slot within the nationwide league regardless of going 8-2 over its final 10 video games.

At 163 million, the Padres have the third-highest payroll in MLB. They be a part of No. 1 and No, 2 within the New York Mets and New York Yankees, respectively, in being eradicated from the playoffs.

Very like the Mets, San Diego’s efficiency was extraordinarily disappointing contemplating its 2022 marketing campaign, having made all of it the best way to the NLCS and coming inside three wins of showing within the World Sequence.

However now, they’re going to be watching from the sidelines as their rival Los Angeles Dodgers attempt to seize one other title.

Right here is the present playoff image following the Padres’ elimination.

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Present Playoff Image

American League

No. 1 seed Baltimore Orioles (100-60), first-round bye

No. 2 seed Texas Rangers (89-70), first-round bye

No. 3 seed Minnesota Twins (86-74) vs. No. 6 seed Houston Astros (87-72)

No. 4 seed Tampa Bay Rays (97-63) vs. No. 5 seed Toronto Blue Jays (89-71)

Nationwide League

No. 1 seed Atlanta Braves (103-56), first-round bye

No. 2 seed Los Angeles Dodgers (98-61), first-round bye

No. 3 seed Milwaukee Brewers (91-69) vs. No. 6 seed Miami Marlins (83-76)

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No. 4 seed Philadelphia Phillies (89-70) vs. No. 5 seed Arizona Diamondbacks (84-76)

Full Standings 

AL East

1. Baltimore Orioles**: 100-60

2. Tampa Bay Rays*: 97-63; 3.0 GB

3. Toronto Blue Jays: 89-71; 11.0 GB

4. New York Yankees: 81-79; 19.0 GB

5. Boston Purple Sox: 77-83; 23.0 GB

AL Central

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1. Minnesota Twins**: 86-74

2. Cleveland Guardians: 76-84; 10.0 GB

3. Detroit Tigers: 76-84; 10.0 GB

4. Chicago White Sox: 61-99; 25.0 GB

5. Kansas Metropolis Royals: 55-105; 31.0 GB

AL West

1. Texas Rangers: 89-70

2. Houston Astros: 87-72; 2.0 GB

3. Seattle Mariners: 86-73; 3.0 GB

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4. Los Angeles Angels: 71-88; 18.0 GB

5. Oakland Athletics: 49-110; 40.0 GB

AL Wild Card

1. Tampa Bay Rays*

2. Toronto Blue Jays

3. Houston Astros

4. Seattle Mariners; 1.0 GB

NL East

1. Atlanta Braves**: 103-57

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2. Philadelphia Phillies: 89-70; 13.5 GB

3. Miami Marlins: 83-76; 19.5 GB

4. New York Mets: 72-86; 30.0 GB

5. Washington Nationals: 69-90; 33.0 GB

NL Central

1. Milwaukee Brewers*: 91-69

2. Chicago Cubs: 82-78; 9.0 GB

3. Cincinnati Reds: 82-78; 9.0 GB

4. Pittsburgh Pirates: 75-85; 16.0 GB

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5. St. Louis Cardinals: 69-91; 22.0 GB

NL West

1. Los Angeles Dodgers**: 98-61

2. Arizona Diamondbacks: 84-75; 14.0 GB

3. San Diego Padres: 80-80; 18.5 GB

4. San Francisco Giants: 78-81; 20.0 GB

5. Colorado Rockies: 58-102; 40.5 GB

NL Wild Card

1. Philadelphia Phillies*

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2. Arizona Diamondbacks

3. Miami Marlins

4. Chicago Cubs 1.5 GB

5. Cincinnati Reds: 1.5 GB

*Signifies playoff berth clinched

**Signifies division clinched

Contemplating the variety of elite degree gamers on its roster like Fernando Tatis, Manny Machado, Xander Bogaerts, amongst others, it is unbelievable to consider that this Padres squad could not make the postseason.

However this season has confirmed that payroll doesn’t suggest a lot if a company is not in a position to execute with it.

The Arizona Diamondbacks, Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles are all within the decrease third of MLB when it comes to roster price and have all punched their tickets to the postseason.

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The Orioles are set to be the No. 1 seed within the American league and so they have the third-lowest payroll in MLB.

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