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MLB Power Rankings for August 15, 2014

Major League Baseball Power Rankings for August 15, 2014

We’re heading into the heart of the pennant race. Some teams have — perhaps foolishly — added some pieces before the trade deadline. Will the risks pay off? The biggest risers are the Rays; biggest falls go to Texas and San Francisco.

I’ve divided the rankings in to 4 tiers of teams. The “Elite” are the best of the best right now. The “Contenders” are 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 through August 11.

Rank Record Team Rise/Fall
The Elite
1.
72-46
Oakland A’s +1
2.
68-52
Los Angeles Dodgers +6
3.
68-50
Baltimore Orioles +7
4.
66-53
Milwaukee Brewers -1
5.
68-49
Los Angeles Angels
The Contenders
6.
63-53
Washington Nationals +3
7.
64-53
Kansas City Royals +10
8.
63-53
Detroit Tigers -2
9.
63-55
Pittsburgh Pirates +9
10.
62-55
St. Louis Cardinals +3
The Meh-zo-sphere
11.
62-56
San Francisco Giants -10
12.
63-55
Seattle Mariners
13.
63-57
Toronto Blue Jays -9
14.
61-57
New York Yankees -3
15.
60-58
Atlanta Braves -8
16.
60-58
Cincinnati Reds +4
17.
59-59
Cleveland Indians -3
18.
58-60
Tampa Bay Rays +12
19.
58-60
Miami Marlins -4
20.
57-62
New York Mets +5
21.
56-63
Chicago White Sox -2
22.
55-62
San Diego Padres +5
23.
53-64
Minnesota Twins -2
24.
53-66
Philadelphia Phillies
25.
52-65
Boston Red Sox +1
The Suh-diddly-uckleheads
26.
51-67
Arizona Diamondbacks +2
27.
50-67
Chicago Cubs +2
28.
49-70
Houston Astros -5
29.
46-72
Texas Rangers -13
30.
46-72
Colorado Rockies -8

MLB Power Rankings for June 16, 2014

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Major League Baseball Power Rankings for June 16, 2014

We’re more than two months into the season and it’s getting clearer who are the “haves” and “have nots” this year.   The biggest risers this week are the Blue Jays; biggest falls go to Colorado and Boston.

I’ve divided the rankings in to 4 tiers of teams. The “Elite” are the best of the best right now. The “Contenders” are 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 through June 10.

Rank Record Team Rise/Fall
The Elite
1.
44-22
San Francisco Giants +1
2.
39-25
Oakland A’s +2
3.
38-26
Milwaukee Brewers
4.
39-26
Toronto Blue Jays +14
5.
35-28
Los Angeles Angels +2
The Contenders
6.
33-27
Detroit Tigers -5
7.
33-29
Atlanta Braves -2
8.
34-31
Los Angeles Dodgers
9.
33-29
Washington Nationals
10.
32-30
Baltimore Orioles
The Meh-zo-sphere
11.
31-31
New York Yankees
12.
34-29
Seattle Mariners +4
13.
33-31
St. Louis Cardinals
14.
33-31
Cleveland Indians +6
15.
33-30
Miami Marlins
16.
31-33
Texas Rangers -2
17.
31-32
Kansas City Royals
18.
30-33
Pittsburgh Pirates +9
19.
32-33
Chicago White Sox
20.
29-33
Cincinnati Reds +3
21.
29-33
Minnesota Twins +4
22.
29-34
Colorado Rockies -16
23.
29-36
Houston Astros +7
24.
25-36
Philadelphia Phillies
25.
28-35
New York Mets -4
The Suh-diddly-uckleheads
26.
28-35
Boston Red Sox -14
27.
28-35
San Diego Padres -7
28.
28-38
Arizona Diamondbacks
29.
25-36
Chicago Cubs
30.
24-41
Tampa Bay Rays -4

MLB Power Rankings for May 19, 2014

Major League Baseball Power Rankings for May 19, 2014

We’re 7 weeks into the season and it’s getting clearer who are the “haves” and “have nots” this year.  The Brewers and Giants are off to a hot start, while disappointment reigns in Pittsburgh and Tampa.

I’ve divided the rankings in to 4 tiers of teams. The “Elite” are the best of the best right now. The “Contenders” are 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 through May 14.

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

MLB Power Rankings for Opening Day 2014

Rankings for Opening Day 2014

Baseball is back following its banishment of winter back to hell for another half year. Yes, baseball did it! If some people think men rode dinosaurs, then baseball surely can defeat winter. Jack Frost has been bludgeoned to death by a Louisville Slugger. (UNSPOILER ALERT: Alternate ending to Disney’s “Frozen”)

I’ve divided the rankings in to 4 tiers of teams. The “Elite” are the best of the best right now. The “Contenders” are 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.

 

Rank Record Team Rise/Fall
The Elite
1.
0-0
Los Angeles Dodgers
2.
0-0
Boston Red Sox
3.
0-0
New York Yankees
4.
0-0
Oakland A’s
5.
0-0
St. Louis Cardinals
The Contenders
6.
0-0
Texas Rangers
7.
0-0
Pittsburgh Pirates
8.
0-0
Detroit Tigers
9.
0-0
Atlanta Braves
10.
0-0
Baltimore Orioles
The Meh-zo-sphere
11.
0-0
Cincinnati Reds
12.
0-0
Cleveland Indians
13.
0-0
Tampa Bay Rays
14.
0-0
Los Angeles Angels
15.
0-0
Washington Nationals
16.
0-0
Arizona Diamondbacks
17.
0-0
Kansas City Royals
18.
0-0
Colorado Rockies
19.
0-0
Philadelphia Phillies
20.
0-0
Toronto Blue Jays
21.
0-0
New York Mets
22.
0-0
Seattle Mariners
23.
0-0
San Francisco Giants
24.
0-0
San Diego Padres
25.
0-0
Minnesota Twins
The Suh-diddly-uckleheads
26.
0-0
Milwaukee Brewers
27.
0-0
Chicago Cubs
28.
0-0
Chicago White Sox
29.
0-0
Miami Marlins
30.
0-0
Houston Astros