MLB Power Rankings May

Monday, June 02, 2008

~The Cubs own the best record in baseball and thus garner the #1 spot on the power rankings. They lead all of baseball in runs scored so far this season and sit 7th in runs allowed. Sweet Lou has the Cubs on fire and in position to take both the NL Central as well as homefield throughout the NL playoffs.

~The fact that the Devil Rays have the best record in the AL is mind boggling but maybe they are for real. Shields and Kazmir are legitimate pitchers as long as Kazmir stays healthy and Matt Garza is starting to pitch like a bonafide #3 starter. Edwin Jackson is what you expect from a #4 starter some good games some bad games and Andy Sonnastine is a serviceable #5 starter.

~The Blue Jays really snuck up the rankings this month as they went 19-11 since the last power rankings. I knew they were pitching well but didn't know they played that well overall in the month.

~I still don't believe in the Cardinals but they had another month above .500.

~Now that Rollins and Victorino are both healthy at the top of the lineup the Phillies look like they have the best offense in the NL if not all of baseball. The fact that they are currently leading the division and typically are a better 2nd half team should give Mets fans cause for concern.

~Texas pitching has given up the most runs in baseball... Surprise.

~Kansas City has scored the least amount of runs... Surprise.

~The Red Sox and Angels to me look like the biggest guarantees to make the postseason.

~The Yankees after two months have been outscored by their opponents and sit at .500. This is better than last season but they need Jorge back in the worst way and should get him back on Thursday. Additionally the move of Joba to the rotation starting manana should dictate just how successful they are this season.

Rank MLB W L PCT GB RS RA STRK
1 Chicago Cubs 36 21 0.63 - 324 232 Won 7
2 Boston 35 24 0.59 2 299 255 Won 3
3 Tampa Bay 35 22 0.61 1 257 228 Won 3
4 LA Angels 34 24 0.59 2.5 245 240 Won 2
5 Philadelphia 33 25 0.57 3.5 315 252 Won 1
6 St. Louis 34 24 0.59 2.5 266 243 Won 1
7 Arizona 32 25 0.56 4 287 234 Won 2
8 Florida 31 24 0.56 4 269 264 Lost 1
9 Toronto 31 28 0.53 6 238 210 Lost 2
10 Houston 30 28 0.52 6.5 267 279 Lost 5
11 Chicago Sox 30 26 0.54 5.5 241 206 Lost 3
12 Minnesota 29 27 0.52 6.5 261 269 Won 1
13 Oakland 30 27 0.53 6 254 218 Won 1
14 NY Mets 28 27 0.51 7 265 255 Won 2
15 NY Yankees 28 28 0.5 7.5 250 257 Lost 1
16 Atlanta 29 28 0.51 7 267 218 Lost 3
17 Milwaukee 29 28 0.51 7 248 262 Won 3
18 LA Dodgers 27 29 0.48 8.5 249 242 Lost 2
19 Texas 29 29 0.5 7.5 308 321 Lost 1
20 Cincinnati 28 29 0.49 8 262 280 Won 3
21 Baltimore 26 29 0.47 9 224 245 Lost 4
22 Detroit 24 32 0.43 12 268 284 Won 1
23 Pittsburgh 26 30 0.46 9.5 280 307 Lost 1
24 Cleveland 25 31 0.45 11 226 216 Lost 2
25 San Francisco 24 33 0.42 12 218 268 Won 1
26 Washington 24 34 0.41 13 217 273 Lost 2
27 San Diego 23 35 0.4 14 210 271 Lost 1
28 Seattle 21 36 0.37 15 231 290 Lost 1
29 Kansas City 23 34 0.4 13 207 260 Won 2
30 Colorado 20 37 0.35 16 240 314 Lost 7

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