Wednesday, September 9, 2015

USA Today's Weekly MLB Power Rankings

"Yankees make me feel like...." - Chris Archer

Another week of Major League Baseball is officially in the books and as far as the race between the New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays in concerned not much has changed. Every time New York takes a step forward with a 8-2 record in their last 10 that gets the team within 0.5 games of the division lead the Blue Jays counter with a 7-3 record in their last 10 games to push the deficit back to just a half a game before play started last night. Not much changed in the standings and I don't expect much to change on these power rankings from the USA Today either.

The New York Yankees finished with the #8 position this week while the Toronto Blue Jays finished slightly ahead of New York with the #4 position. The rest of the American League East finished the week with the Tampa Bay Rays finishing with the #15 position while the Baltimore Orioles continued their free fall with the #18 position. Boston may be in last place in the American League East Division and the last in these rankings with the #19 position it may not be long before the team crawls out of the basement and into fourth place in both the rankings and the division.

The biggest rise of the week goes to the Los Angeles Dodgers who rose two spots to the #7 position while the biggest fall of the week goes to the Atlanta Braves who fell five spots all the way to the #30 position. The top spot in the rankings went to the St. Louis Cardinals who began a Top Five of the Cardinals, the Kansas City Royals, the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Toronto Blue Jays and the Los Angeles Dodgers. The worst team in the rankings this week is the Atlanta Braves who finished #30 and was preceded by the #29 Philadelphia Phillies, the #28 Colorado Rockies, the #27 Miami Marlins and the #26 Cincinnati Reds.

The trading deadlines are gone and reinforcements have arrived so all #30 Major League Baseball teams are now all in, for better or for worse. This is going to be one hell of a month of September around the league and I'm super excited to see it all unfold. Stay tuned to these rankings so we can pay attention to all 30 MLB teams so you don't have to.

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