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Old 05-29-2002, 04:34 PM   #1
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Default MLB Power Rankings - Week 7

I thought I'd takeover for Bama this week and post the latest power rankings. Feel free to comment on your team or any other. These, courtesy of Sportsline:

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1 Boston Red Sox 1
Split big home series with Yankees after winning first two games; teams will go at it again this weekend.

2 New York Yankees 2
Is there a better all-around offensive threat at the moment than Alfonso Soriano (.325-14-37)?

3 Arizona Diamondbacks 3
Platoon of Guillen-Dellucci-McCracken will replace RF Danny Bautista, who appears to be lost for the season after separating his shoulder.

4 Seattle Mariners 4
Pitchers boast a 2.05 ERA in the previous 10 games.

5 Anaheim Angels 5
Lead-off man Eckstein's sprained knee likely contributed to first series loss in a month.

6 St. Louis Cardinals 11
Cardinals flying high after 9-1 homestand, their best in 29 years.

7 San Francisco Giants 6
After being swept at Coors Field, return home to play D-Backs and Rockies.

8 Cincinnati Reds 7
Junior's back -- and shame on those people who think the Reds are better without him.

9 Los Angeles Dodgers 8
Kevin Brown on DL for second time, fifth time since the start of last season.

10 Minnesota Twins 10
Schedule getting tougher, but they're getting healthier.

11 Chicago White Sox 12
Could get healthy in next three weeks, with Yankees and Mets only plus-.500 opposition on schedule.

12 Atlanta Braves 14
Tom Glavine apparently intends to give Big Unit and Schilling a run for the Cy Young Award.

13 New York Mets 9
Tied for first, yet Alomar (.251), Piazza (.259) and Vaughn (.239) haven't hit -- that's a bad sign for the rest of the NL East.

14 Colorado Rockies 17
Red-hot Rockies getting back into NL West race under skipper Hurdle.

15 Florida Marlins 15
Back home after going 5-9 on the franchise's longest road trip ever.

16 Montreal Expos 18
Jose Vidro's hitting streak up to 21 through Monday.

17 Oakland Athletics 21
Personnel shakeup means greater dependency on speed and defense.

18 San Diego Padres 16
Phil Nevin back from DL and back at third; will Sean Burroughs be sent down?

19 Cleveland Indians 20
Scored just 16 runs in past seven games; 11-19 vs. division foes.

20 Baltimore Orioles 24
Chris Singleton (.261) and Marty Cordova (.287) trying to replace injured David Segui in the No. 3 spot in the order.

21 Houston Astros 13
Julio Lugo has replaced Craig Biggio at leadoff; starters have quality starts in 14 of past 18 games.

22 Pittsburgh Pirates 19
Have lost each of the past four series and nine of past 10.

23 Kansas City Royals 23
In 12 games (6-6) under Pena, K.C. has stolen 21 bases in 25 attempts.

24 Detroit Tigers 28
Tigers are 8-2 since 3B Chris Truby and his glove arrived from Expos.

25 Chicago Cubs 30
Kerry Wood and Mark Prior should right things in Chicago -- as early as this season.

26 Philadelphia Phillies 22
Pathetic 4-21 road record and NL-worst 4.67 team ERA.

27 Texas Rangers 26
Rafael Palmeiro becomes 39th player to reach 1,500-RBI milestone.

28 Toronto Blue Jays 25
Four consecutive losses through Monday and big-league worst 8-18 at home.

29 Milwaukee Brewers 27
SS Jose Hernandez on pace to set single-season record for strikeouts.

30 Tampa Bay Devil Rays 29
Hitting a major-league worst .227, and allowing nearly five runs per game.
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Old 05-29-2002, 10:03 PM   #2
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Marc I have a question, what is that on your avatar?
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Old 05-30-2002, 12:29 AM   #3
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Marc, I hope your posting this is only temporary and that Kieth is back with us soon. Thanks for the post, though.
I think that the AL East will be a tough division , as the Red Sox appear to be able to hang in there without Manny. The Yankees are a formidable foe (obviously), and the rest of the division (including the Blue Jays) should be satisfied with the thought that they might, and I repeat might, be able to win the season series against either of these guys.
I see both the Yankees and Red Sox winning 93+ games and maybe 100+.
The AL Central is the division I follow the closest and I think the Twins, White Sox, and Indians (if they can stay with the other 2 teams) will have an interesting race this season. With the Twins winning another court battle to stave off contraction, they will be around at least another season.
The AL West could be a surprise this season. The Angels could win it all. They are getting healthy again and their clubhouse is really loose. Getting rid of Mo Vaughn was an excellent move, and they got a quality starter for him.
The NL East has been sort of down, so far. The Mets and Braves are still the class of the division, but the Marlins and Phillies aren't bad either, and the Expos could cause some trouble.
The NL Central has been the biggest surprise this season. The Cubs have flat out stunk, but there is time to get back into the race. The Reds have been a pleasant surprise, but with Jr. Back, will the chemistry be as good? The Astros need to get their pitchers healthy before its too late, and the Cards are a quality team, with some no-names doing great work in their rotation.
The NL West should be a 3 team race, with the D'Backs, Giants, and Dodgers fighting it out all the way through the season. If they don't take care of business, the Padres could sneak in and take it, though.
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Old 05-30-2002, 08:45 AM   #4
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OMG..... The Blue Jays SUCK...... another home loss.. Jays still worst home team this year. WHY DIDN'T THEY GET ANY OFFSEASON PITCHING??? I think this is the 5th year this staff is suspose to have their "breakthrough year." My crystal ball says the Jays' management will tell us that next March, too.
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Marc I have a question, what is that on your avatar?
Just a design, nothing particular - why?
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....'cuz it's confusing and no one's really sure what it is... I wasn't sure either.. I figured it was just a design but didn't really know if it was suspose to represent something or not. All clear now :nod:
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The Twins are comin up. Doing very good against the Angels. Wait till everyone is healthy (of course I guess you could say that about a lot of teams)
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