MLB Power Rankings Vol. 4

Well the trade deadline is upon us. Hopefully we will see some more action today and some big names being moved. We all love the drama. This is the fourth edition of our MLB Power Rankings.

  1. Los Angeles Dodgers (No Change)
  2. Houston Astros (No Change)
  3. Washington Nationals (No Change)
  4. Colorado Rockies (No Change)
  5. Arizona Diamondbacks (Up 1)
  6. Cleveland Indians (Up 3)
  7. Chicago Cubs (Up 1)
  8. New York Yankees (Up 1)
  9. Boston Red Sox (Down 4)
  10. Kansas City Royals (Up 2)
  11. Milwaukee Brewers (Down 4)
  12. Tampa Bay Rays (Down 2)
  13. Seattle Mariners (No Change)
  14. St. Louis Cardinals (Up 2)
  15. Pittsburgh Pirates (Down 1)
  16. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (Up 2)
  17. Miami Marlins (Up 5)
  18. Baltimore Orioles (Up 3)
  19. Texas Rangers (No Change)
  20. New York Mets (No Change)
  21. Minnesota Twins (Down 6)
  22. Atlanta Braves (Down 5)
  23. Toronto Blue Jays (Up 1)
  24. San Diego Padres (Up 2)
  25. Detroit Tigers (Down 2)
  26. Oakland Athletics (Down 1)
  27. Cincinnati Reds (No Change)
  28. San Francisco Giants (No Change)
  29. Chicago White Sox (No Change)
  30. Philadelphia Phillies (No Change)

At the top …

Our top four teams does not change at all. The Dodgers keep proving they are the best team in baseball. They are the only team to accomplish 70 wins so far this season. The Astros have fallen off just a bit and made that gap between them and the Dodgers a bit larger. However, they are easily the second best team in baseball. They are the only team in the American League to win at least 60 games. The Nationals have been playing mediocre baseball, but no one has been playing good enough to push them out of the three spot. The Rockies come in at four as they have been playing consistently good baseball and are one of five teams with at least 60 wins. The NL West has three teams in our top five as Arizona moves up a spot and comes in at number five this week.

At the bottom …

Oh man the Phillies are so close to moving out of that last spot, but this week they remain there. The White Sox have been playing some terrible baseball. However, the Phillies are still the only team who have failed to reach the 40 win mark so far this season. The bottom four remains the same from last year. The Giants and Reds come in at 28 and 27 respectively. The Giants have been playing a bit better, but the Reds have 2 more wins. That is the only reason they are still one spot behind the Reds.

Other Notes …

The Yankees and Royals move back into our top 10 this week as the Brewers and Rays drop out of it. Some of our biggest risers are the Indians, Orioles and Marlins. The Indians have won 9 of their last 10 and are on fire as of late. The Orioles move into our top 20 because some of the other teams have been playing some bad baseball. The Marlins jumped up the most, moving up five spots. They have moved into second place in the NL East (not saying much) and have won 7 of their last 10 games. The Red Sox and Brewers have both fallen four spots. After being in our top five last week the Red Sox have lost 7 of their last 10 and have fallen into second place in the AL East. The Brewers fall out of our top 10 and have lost 7 of their last 10 as well. The Braves have dropped five spots as they have lost four games in a row and fallen into fourth place in the NL East. The Twins are our biggest fallers as they have dropped 6 spots. Not too long ago the Twins were in first place in the AL Central and considered to be buyers at the deadline. They traded for Jaime Garcia, but he did not remain a Twin very long. They have been one of the colder teams in baseball and have became sellers. They started by trading away Jaime Garcia to the Yankees after acquiring him from the Braves.

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Nicholas LoPrinzi

I'm a washed up D3 college baseball player who is pursuing their MBA in Accounting. I love baseball, basketball, and football; while rooting for the New York Mets, New York Knicks, and New York Giants. Most of the time it is full of misery. I have recently found a passion for writing about sports. I have posted a few articles for Last Word on Sports and I have now created my own website (the-sportstalk.com). You can check out my articles there and also follow the twitter account @_thesportstalk.

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