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MLB Power Rankings: Playoff Edition

Playoff time is here, and to help understand where the teams stack up against each other, we would like to present you with the final MLB Power Rankings of the year, featuring only the eight playoff teams, along with our thoughts for the World Series. It’s been a good last week or two for the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 25

There’s just one week left in the season. One week. The Twins, Rangers, and Phillies have all punched their post-season tickets, and it’s all but a certainty that the Yankees, Rays, and Reds will be joining them. The Padres are just 1.0 game behind the Giants for the division, and half a game behind the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 24

Things are now starting to get interesting. Aside from the West, the playoff teams are pretty much set. But the seeding for those that are in is still very much to be determined. For example, the Rays are only half a game behind the Yankees, the Twins are only half a game behind the Rays, […]

SoB MLB Power Rankings 9-14-10

The Rays and Yankees are still locked in a heated duel, with the Rays having a 0.5-game lead and a game in had. Ditto for the Padres over the Giants. The Rockies are only 2.5 games out, and the Braves are just a game behind Philadelphia ad leading the Wildcard race by 1.5 over San […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 22

You see the image; the Reds are now the best team in the National League. That’s despite the Cardinals’ two victories in a row and Atlanta losing to Pittsburgh. The Pirates have got to be the ugliest thing in Pittsburgh since Matt Cooke. If Philadelphia hadn’t lost their last two to stay a scant 1.0 […]

SoB MLB Power Rankings 8-31-10

The Rays and Yankees are still tied with 31 games to go; the Red Sox are 7.0 games back. The Cardinals (and pretty much the Giants) have seemingly died. The Padres have too, but they still had a huge division lead built up to eat the blow. And assuming Manny doesn’t help the White Sox […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 21

With just over a month left to go, things are finally starting to fall into place. Baltimore has officially been eliminated, and Pittsburgh could still win their division, if they win their last 32 and Cincinnati loses their last 32. The Yankees were the first team to 80 wins, but were joined hours later by […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 20

With just six weeks to go until playoff time, the divisions are finally starting to see some separation. The Yankees are a game ahead of the Rays, but the Reds are finally 3.5 games ahead of the Cardinals. The Phillies have opened up a 2.0-game lead over the Cardinals and Giants, and the Orioles are […]

SoB MLB Power Rankings 8-16-10

The races are starting to open up. Minnesota is 3.0 games ahead of their competition, and the Cardinals and Reds are a vast, vast 1.0 games apart. The NL Wildcard is now in a tie, while it’s still easily the Rays and Yankees in the American counterpart. San Diego did well against San Fran to […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 19

Well under 50 games remain in the season, and we’re starting to get towards the final stretch. A few of the division leads are widening a little, but the Reds and Cardinals are still as close as ever. Minnesota is back in command, and the Orioles are no longer the worst team in baseball. The […]

One Last Test for Chipper Jones

As of Friday morning, all signs pointed in the direction of Chipper Jones’ inevitable retirement. Jones suffered a season-ending torn ACL injury a little over a week ago, in what he already declared his final season. I had my article outline set and ready to go. I would write a nostalgic article on Chipper’s career, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 18

Just eight weeks are left in the season, and only one division is led by more than 1.5 games: Texas is beating Oakland by 8.0. For all the talk, the BoSox neither gained nor lost ground over the Yanks, and are now in danger of falling behind the White Sox and Twins. The Cardinals/Reds saga […]

SoB MLB Power Rankings 8-03-10

Just when you thought it was over, you get rebuked by teams that want back in. Minnesota is notably back in the race, and the Cardinals and Reds are still too close to call. Tampa and New York are tied, with the Rays getting the tiebreaker by virtue of leading the season series 6-5. Not […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 17

Just two months are left in the regular season, and the trade deadline (without waivers) has passed. Texas has a firm grasp on their division, but it looks like we may have to have a playoff game with the Cardinals and Reds. The Twins have come roaring back, the Phillies are trying to do so, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 16

The season has almost reached 100 games and the trade deadline, and still much is up in the air. Texas and Atlanta are the only teams with at least a 5.0-game division lead. Dan Haren will help the Angels try to say something about that, though. Minnesota is back within a game of their division, […]