The Royals are back in the Dead Pool, once again 8 games out of a playoff spot - more than one full week behind in the race for September. Once again in the Land of the Lost, the 2011 casualties consist of the Royals, Twins, Dodgers, Padres, Cubs and Astros.
Teetering on the brink are the Marlins, Orioles and Athletics - but they're not there yet.
As we approach the end of June, the contenders are starting to separate from the pretenders. At the moment, the Mets have not decided what category they fit into.