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14/4 My MLB Power Rankings

Posted on: April 14, 2009 5:59 am
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 Here's my MLB Power Rankings after the first week of baseball:

1. Chicago Cubs 4-2: The Cubbies have gotten off to a nice start, taking 2 from 3 off Houston and likewise against the Brewers.

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2. Tampa Bay Rays 3-3: Considering who the Rays have played, they've started pretty well. Their pounding of the Yanks didn't hurt either.

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3. Atlanta Braves 5-1: The Braves suprised a lot of people by taking 2 from 3 against the Phils and they've backed that up with a sweep of the lowly Nats.

 

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4. Florida Marlins 5-1: The Fish have started well, sweeping the Nationals and taking two from 3 against the NY Mets. Their pitching staff has made a dominant start to the season also.

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5. St. Louis Cardinals 5-2: The Cards have been solid so far and Albert Pujols is looking like he will have another big season for St. Louis.

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6. Toronto Blue Jays 5-2: The team from north of the border had a great start to the season, sweeping the Detroit Tigers and taking 2 from 3 against Cleveland. They have been hard to stop in the 1st week.

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7. L.A Dodgers 4-3: The Dodgers have had a decent start to the Season, splitting their series with SD and winning their series with main division rival, Arizona.

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8. Baltimore Orioles 4-2: The O's opened up by taking 2 from 3 against the Yankees and they backed up by doing the same against Tampa. Their young players seem to be coming along quite nicely.

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9. Chicago White Sox 3-3: The Southsiders have struggled to put runs on the board so far but their pitching has been lights out.

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10. Seattle Mariners 5-2: The Mariners have looked good so far, splitting their series with the Twins and then sweeping the A's on the road. They've handled a tough opening week well especially considering they haven't had Ichiro.

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11. Philadelphia Phillies 3-3: The Braves series was a tough one for the Phils but they bounced back against the Rockies, winning the series.

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12. San Diego Padres 5-2: The Pads have gotten off to a hot start, splitting their series with the Dodgers and sweeping the Giants. They've beaten some of their NL West rivals to start off which is promising.

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13. Boston Red Sox 2-4: They've played a tough schedule to start with, facing the Rays and Halos and the Sox haven't fared too well but have still managed to get the 2 wins against the Rays and Angels.

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14. New York Yankees 3-3: They struggled against Baltimore mostly and then were able to beat an average KC team. Not too bad considering they're without A-Rod.

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15. L.A Angels 3-3: The Halos couldn't win their series with division rival Oakland but they were good enough to win 2 from 3 against the Red Sox to complete an emotion filled week in Anaheim.

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16. N.Y Mets 3-3: They started the week well by taking 2 outta 3 from the Reds but they dropped 2 to the Marlins which has gotta hurt Mets fans.

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17. Oakland Athletics 2-4: The A's beat down the Angels which was great for them but they couldn't follow up, getting swept by the Mariners.

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18. Detroit Tigers 4-3: Detroit dropped 3 outta 4 at Toronto but were mor comfortable at home against the Rangers, completing the sweep.

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19. Texas Rangers 3-3: The Rangers have had a mixed start to the season. They swept Cleveland but were then swept themselves, by the Detroit Tigers on the road.

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20. Pittsburgh Pirates 3-3: It doesn't feel right putting them here but what can I say. They've played decent ball so far. .500 over their 6 road games.

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21. Minnesota Twins 3-4: They're missing Joe Mauer and they've scraped together to go 3-5 which isn't too bad. They need more offensive production really.

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22. Colorado Rockies 3-3: The Rox took 2 from 3 @Arizona but weren't quite able to completely handle the Phils back home.

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23. Kansas City Royals 3-3: They won a tough series with the White Sox but weren't able to beat the Yanks. They avoided a sweep though at least.

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24. Cincinnati Reds 2-3: The Reds struggled with the Mets to start with, then they split their shortned series with the Pirates. Aaron Harang has been looking good for them.

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25. Arizona Diamondbacks 2-4: Zona' has only been able to take a game from each of their two series' with LA and Colorado respectively. Their pitching hasn't been anything flash.

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26. Milwaukee Brewers 2-4: The Brew Crew struggled on the road @ San Francisco, but they made a slight improvement against the Cubs winning just one but staying fairly competitive.

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27. Cleveland Indians 1-5: Cliff Lee has looked terrible and so have the Indians. Their pitching has really sucked.

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28. Houston Astros 1-5: The Stros opened up against a tough Cubs lineup which meant that they were outmatched by the Northsiders. They weren't able to get it done against St. Louis either.

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29. San Franciso Giants 2-4: They won 2 from 3 against Milwaukee but got swept by San Diego. Lincecum hasn't looked good at all and their offense is still terrible.

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30. Washington Nationals 0-6: The Nats haven't been able to get on the board yet, they've been swept by both Florida and Atlanta now.

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Category: MLB
Comments

Since: Oct 31, 2006
Posted on: April 20, 2009 3:16 pm
 

14/4 My MLB Power Rankings

Yeah the O's are pathetic and Rover definitely jumped the gun. They have lost 5 in a row and are now 6-7. Even if the Cubs started 6-7, I would be talking WS for them because they have all of the components needed to make a run. And, on the other hand, if the O's started 10-0, I would still be saying that they are NOT World Series caliber, nor are they playoff- caliber. Again, they should be eliminated from playoff contention by July. That division is a killer. They have to compete with 4 other teams that are obviously a lot better. I can't see the O's ever getting back to prominence again. Good job Rover! You have shown your lack of baseball knowledge. 




Since: Feb 2, 2008
Posted on: April 17, 2009 4:25 am
 

14/4 My MLB Power Rankings

Yeah the O's lost 19-6 to the Texas Rangers. That's pathetic. Pure evidence that they will be WS Champs and win 120 games. Right? 




Since: Oct 31, 2006
Posted on: April 16, 2009 3:37 pm
 

14/4 My MLB Power Rankings

Hey Rover..he probably didn't put Baltimore very high because he is smart enough to know that they never do anything. That is one of the worst organizations in the league. They will most likely be a last place team...again. And will be eliminated from playoff contention by the end of July.  




Since: Dec 10, 2007
Posted on: April 16, 2009 9:29 am
 

14/4 My MLB Power Rankings

Every where I read, people are still thumbs up on the Rays.  I like them as a team but they have not impressed me yet this year.  They have been average at best.  Yes they may have played the Yankees and the Orioles and came out 3-3 but they need to do better than that to be high up in the rankings.  Last year's performance is just that, last year's.  Now we need to see how they handle success.  I hope they do well, but so far, I am not ready to rate them in the top ten by this year's performance.




Since: Feb 2, 2008
Posted on: April 15, 2009 6:34 pm
 

14/4 My MLB Power Rankings

That's exactly what I wrote for Baltimore Rover and these don't take into account any games after when I posted it so bringing up the 2 wins against Texas is stupid. And I said that Toronto beat up on Cleveland and Detroit. You need to get off whatever medication you're on.




Since: Sep 23, 2008
Posted on: April 15, 2009 3:13 pm
 

14/4 My MLB Power Rankings

 Hey Douche - Baltimore started off taking 2 of 3 from the Yankees, then 2 of 3 from the Rays and have now won the first 2 against Texas.  Pull your head out of your ass before you start typing.  It was Toronto that beat up on Cleveland and Detroit.....Dumbass.....

You shouldn't even be allowed to be on this website




Since: Oct 31, 2006
Posted on: April 15, 2009 3:00 pm
 

14/4 My MLB Power Rankings

It's tough to produce power rankings after one week of the season. However, I do believe that it is the Cubs' World Series to lose and here's why:

1. They did a major choke job last year when they were projected to win the whole thing.

2. They are absolutely a better team than they were last season.

3. Their supporting cast is probably the best in the game (Fontenot, Fukudome, Theriot, Soto and Bradley).

4. They have the best 1-2-3 pop in the lineup in all of MLB: (Derek Lee, Soriano, and Aramis Ramirez)

5. Their starting pitching is stacked with Zambrano, Harden, Dempster, and Lilly (all capable of winning 15-20 games)

6. The Cubs' closers are nasty (Gregg and Marmol).

7. And, finally, Sweet Lou Piniella. He will NOT allow this team to forget about how embarrassing it was to choke last year and fail to make it past the NLDS.

This is the best Cubs team of all time!

 

Write it down! Chicago Cubs win the 2009 World Series!!




Since: Nov 6, 2008
Posted on: April 15, 2009 1:04 am
 

14/4 My MLB Power Rankings

I can agree with most of the rankings..Being a Baltimore fan i am really excited to see the early sucess (6-2 now with the win against Texas tonight). The young hitters especailly Jones have really impressed and can only get better. They won't keep up this 8 runs a game average the whole season so the bullpen and the back part of the rotation need to step up. We might be seeing the potential AL rookie of the year earlier than we may have expected if they continue to stay hot to get his bat into the mix...I don't know whats up with Boston or NYY because they have looked down right miserable at times. New Yorks pitching and Boston's hitting with the exception of Yuk have been terrible. The Marlins are off to a hot start and have the young talent at both the plate and the mound to be a very surprising team this year. One week  of games doesn't give us a huge indication of where this season might end up but it sure has been fun to watch.

 

 




Since: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: April 14, 2009 8:03 pm
 

Not Quite Right....

The Jays did not sweep the Tigers...they won 3 of 4 (should have been a split...poor relief pitching did them in...), other than that its hard to disagree with any of your rankings.

 




Since: Feb 2, 2008
Posted on: April 14, 2009 6:23 pm
 

14/4 My MLB Power Rankings

SoCal Phan...In regards to the rankings these teams it isn't just based on rosters or depth. It's more how they're playing.

You could make an argument for them to be lower because of their ravaged pitching staff but they didn't look too good against the A's. They got back on track against my Red Sox though. I expect them to climb up my rankings in the next week or two but they are rather thin on pitching until Lackey, Santana and co. get back. 



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