Tuesday, May 2, 2017

USA Today’s Weekly MLB Power Rankings


Another exciting week of Major League Baseball in the books and another winning streak for the New York Yankees. Now ladies and gentleman I know many people are still skeptical about this team because it’s still early but I have said it many times and I will say it again for you all today. Divisions cannot be win in April but they can certainly be lost in April and the Yankees definitely did not lose their division this month with a strong showing. How would this strong month be reflected in the USA Today’s weekly set of power rankings? Well very well, actually.

The New York Yankees crept up three more spots all the way to the 5th spot. Top 5 baby! The fellow members of the top five include the #1 Washington Nationals, the Chicago Cubs, the Cleveland Indians and the Houston Astros. The Yankees leapfrogged two fellow members of the American League East Division knocking the Baltimore Orioles to 6th and the Boston Red Sox to 7th. That’s always that much more satisfying.

The Chicago White Sox had a great week as well climbing a whopping 15 spots all the way to the lucky #13 position while the Cincinnati Reds had a week they would like to forget dropping 10 spots to the #27 position. There’s only three teams in the league who are ranked worse than the Reds right now and they are the #28 Toronto Blue Jays, the Kansas City Royals and the #30 San Diego Padres.

I realize the sample size is still small as we turn the calendars around the league to May but the larger the sample size we get the smaller jumps and falls we will see and the truer the picture we will see painted with these power rankings. Until then stay tuned and Go Yankees!



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