Power Rankings: Party Like It’s 2008?
Filed under: MLB Power Rankings
Other than the Padres and Rangers sneaking into the top 10, the upper echelon in Major League baseball looks remarkably similar to last week. The Yankees slipped a little, moving the Phillies up into the top two with the Rays. If the season ended today, and these power rankings held water, we’d see a rematch on the 2008 World Series.
There are still a few anomalies that are troublesome. The Diamondbacks and Brewers are hitting the ball too well to be mired near the bottom of the standings. One or both have to figure out how to pitch before too many games go by, right?
Conversely, the Reds aren’t doing enough well — ranked 25th in team pitching and 11th in hitting — to keep winning games. It was just one game, but their ninth-inning blowup in Atlanta this week shows how susceptible they are to a downswing.
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