Friday, June 18, 2010

MLB Power Ranking Surprises

"All World All Sports"

-Digger's Daily-

It's been a roller coaster type season for many MLB teams in 2010. Win a few, lose a few. Not many expected the Mets or Braves to challenge for top spot in their divisions. Same can be said for San Diego, San Francisco and Texas. Did anyone expect Philadelphia to drop out of PR's? Fans in Chicago, Colorado and Milwaukee are scratching their heads too. Here's a quick look at my top 10 baseball power rankings...

1) New York Yankees (41-25) - Too much talent. They lost Granderson, Posada, Johnson to prolonged injuries and still won in their absence. Now it's ARod's turn to miss some time. Yanks keep winning.
2) Tampa Bay Rays (41-25) - Doing it better on the road (23-10) than at home (18-15). Pitching is key to their success.
3) Boston Red Sox (40-28) - Look out. Here they come.
4) Texas Rangers (38-28) - 31-18 after beginning 7-10. Rangers have history of wilting in 100+ degree Texas summers. Maybe this year will be different?
5) Atlanta Braves (39-28) - Complete team effort. Chipper retirement talk put on hold. He has to step it up if Braves are to win NL East.
6) New York Mets (38-28) - Mets riding 7 game winning streak. Subway Series starts tonight vs Yanks.
7) Los Angeles Dodgers (38-28) - Key contributors banged up all year long. LA still winning.
8) San Diego Padres (38-28) - Padres given up MLB low 218 runs. Pitchers dominating. Will offense ever show up?
9) San Francisco (37-28) - Young SF team will only get better.
10) Minnesota Twins (38-28) - Twins getting it done but must start winning road games.

Closing in: Detroit, Cincinnati, Angels, Toronto

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