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Rankings for May 13, 2013

I’ve divided the rankings in to 4 tiers of teams. The “Elite” are the best of the best right now. The “Contenders” are going to be in the thick of the pennant race. Those in the “Meh-zo-sphere” cling to dreams of playing relevant September baseball, and once mathematically eliminated are shooting for .500. The “Suh-diddly-uckleheads” are already looking forward to October golfing.

Records are through Saturday’s games. Six weeks in, there’s enough of the season to give out some credit/blame for these teams’ starts. Expect some more shuffling in the next few weeks.  The biggest movers:  Cleveland Indians.  Well done, Tribe!

Rank Record Team Rise/Fall
The Elite
1.
23-13
St. Louis Cardinals +4
2.
23-13
Texas Rangers
3.
22-15
San Francisco Giants +5
4.
22-15
Baltimore Orioles
5.
22-13
New York Yankees +1
The Contenders
6.
22-15
Boston Red Sox -3
7.
21-15
Atlanta Braves -6
8.
20-14
Detroit Tigers +6
9.
21-16
Cincinnati Reds +4
10.
20-16
Pittsburgh Pirates
The Meh-zo-sphere
11.
20-16
Washington Nationals -2
12.
21-16
Arizona Diamondbacks -1
13.
19-15
Cleveland Indians +13
14.
18-15
Kansas City Royals +3
15.
19-17
Colorado Rockies -8
16.
18-18
Tampa Bay Rays +2
17.
19-19
Oakland A’s -5
18.
17-16
Minnesota Twins +6
19.
17-21
Philadelphia Phillies
20.
17-20
Seattle Mariners +3
21.
16-20
San Diego Padres +4
22.
15-19
Milwaukee Brewers -6
23.
14-21
Los Angeles Dodgers -8
24.
14-22
Los Angeles Angels -3
25.
14-20
Chicago White Sox -3
The Suh-diddly-uckleheads
26.
14-19
New York Mets +2
27.
14-24
Toronto Blue Jays -7
28.
14-22
Chicago Cubs -1
29.
10-27
Houston Astros
30.
11-26
Miami Marlins


Rankings for April 29, 2013

I’ve divided the rankings in to 4 tiers of teams. The “Elite” are the best of the best right now. The “Contenders” are going to be in the thick of the pennant race. Those in the “Meh-zo-sphere” cling to dreams of playing relevant September baseball, and once mathematically eliminated are shooting for .500. The “Suh-diddly-uckleheads” are already looking forward to October golfing.

Records are through Saturday’s games. Four weeks in, there’s enough of the season to give out some credit/blame for these teams’ starts. Expect some more shuffling in the next few weeks.

Rank Record Team Rise/Fall
The Elite
1.
15-8
Atlanta Braves
2.
16-8
Texas Rangers
3.
17-7
Boston Red Sox +21
4.
15-9
Baltimore Orioles +7
5.
14-9
St. Louis Cardinals +7
The Contenders
6.
14-9
New York Yankees +10
7.
15-9
Colorado Rockies +21
8.
13-11
San Francisco Giants -5
9.
13-11
Washington Nationals -5
10.
14-10
Pittsburgh Pirates +8
The Meh-zo-sphere
11.
14-10
Arizona Diamondbacks +8
12.
13-12
Oakland A’s -6
13.
13-12
Cincinnati Reds -3
14.
12-10
Detroit Tigers -6
15.
11-12
Los Angeles Dodgers -8
16.
12-10
Milwaukee Brewers +1
17.
12-8
Kansas City Royals +6
18.
11-13
Tampa Bay Rays -9
19.
11-14
Philadelphia Phillies -4
20.
9-16
Toronto Blue Jays -15
21.
9-14
Los Angeles Angels -8
22.
10-13
Chicago White Sox -8
23.
10-16
Seattle Mariners -3
24.
10-10
Minnesota Twins +1
25.
8-15
San Diego Padres -4
The Suh-diddly-uckleheads
26.
8-12
Cleveland Indians -4
27.
9-14
Chicago Cubs -1
28.
10-12
New York Mets -1
29.
7-17
Houston Astros +1
30.
5-19
Miami Marlins -1

Rankings for April 15, 2013

I’ve divided the rankings in to 4 tiers of teams. The “Elite” are the best of the best right now. The “Contenders” are going to be in the thick of the pennant race. Those in the “Meh-zo-sphere” cling to dreams of playing relevant September baseball, and once mathematically eliminated are shooting for .500. The “Suh-diddly-uckleheads” are already looking forward to October golfing.

Records are through Saturday’s games. There’s little change just two weeks into the season. Here’s a hat tip to Atlanta’s hot start.

Rank Record Team Rise/Fall
The Elite
1.
15-8
Atlanta Braves +5
2.
16-8
Texas Rangers +2
3.
13-11
San Francisco Giants +2
4.
13-11
Washington Nationals -3
5.
9-16
Toronto Blue Jays -2
The Contenders
6.
13-12
Oakland A’s +7
7.
11-12
Los Angeles Dodgers
8.
12-10
Detroit Tigers
9.
11-13
Tampa Bay Rays
10.
13-12
Cincinnati Reds
The Meh-zo-sphere
11.
15-9
Baltimore Orioles
12.
14-9
St. Louis Cardinals
13.
9-14
Los Angeles Angels -11
14.
10-13
Chicago White Sox
15.
11-14
Philadelphia Phillies
16.
14-9
New York Yankees
17.
12-10
Milwaukee Brewers
18.
14-10
Pittsburgh Pirates
19.
14-10
Arizona Diamondbacks
20.
10-16
Seattle Mariners
21.
8-15
San Diego Padres
22.
8-12
Cleveland Indians
23.
12-8
Kansas City Royals
24.
17-7
Boston Red Sox
25.
10-10
Minnesota Twins
The Suh-diddly-uckleheads
26.
9-14
Chicago Cubs
27.
10-12
New York Mets
28.
15-9
Colorado Rockies
29.
5-19
Miami Marlins
30.
7-17
Houston Astros
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