With the trade deadline behind us, we can zero in on the playoff races without the usual August transactional distractions. Well, mostly. It appears that the waiver wire will generate more action than we're accustomed to. Still, for the most part, from here on out, it's all about the battle to win the 2019 World Series.
Alas, not every team is part of that race. No one has been mathematically eliminated yet. (Double-checking ... yep, technically the Tigers are still in it.) But that doesn't mean that every team can't have goals and objectives for the rest of the regular season.
That's the theme for August's Stock Watch: What is the biggest remaining regular-season to-do item for every team?
As usual, the win forecasts are based on the power ratings from my projection and evaluation system (MLBPET). Along with the playoff probabilities you see below, the win forecasts are generated by 10,000 simulations of the remaining MLB schedule. Teams are grouped into tiers denoting 2019's hierarchy of contention and are listed in order of their win forecasts.