SI MLB Staff
Friday May 6th, 2016

The first month of the MLB season is in the books, and there have been plenty of surprises so far. But which teams off to hot starts are for real, and which struggling squads have already seen their postseason hopes come to an end?

On this week's edition of The Strike Zone podcast, Sports Illustrated contributing baseball writer and author of SI.com's weekly MLB power rankings Jonah Keri drops by the show to talk with Ted Keith and Steve Cannella about which teams are looking good and which teams are already in a deep hole to start the 2016 season. In particular, Jonah, Ted and Steve debate what the Astros can do to pull out of their April nosedive; whether it's too late for the Yankees to fix what ails them this year, and what the future holds for the Bronx Bombers; and if the rebuilding Reds need to ship out Joey Votto before it's too late. After Jonah takes off, Ted and Steve pick their biggest surprises of the season so far, including the Cubs' dominant start to the season and the Nationals' bounce back into the league's elite.

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Check back on SI.com next week for another episode of The Strike Zone.

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