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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, […]

SoB MLB Power Rankings 7-20-10

With the next SoB power rankings here, it’s been fairly easy to pick teams. The White Sox have widened their division lead, the Cardinals have taken one again, and the Giants have quietly punched their ticket to the Wild Card race. The Rays are back in form, the Braves, Padres, and Rangers are all still […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 15

Approaching the 100-game mark of the season, it seems that nothing is set in stone. The Rangers continue to be impressive out West, and the Cardinals have usurped the Reds, again. After touching the playoff picture, the Red Sox have rapidly fallen back. The Yankees are still the team to beat, despite Andy Pettitte’s imminent […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 14

The All Star break is here, and a shortened week lies ahead. Texas acquired Cliff Lee to protect their lead, but STILL got SWEPT by the Orioles. At home. Even with Lee, that will kill their credibility. The first, second, and (tied for) fourth best team in the majors are all in the same division […]

SoB MLB Power Rankings 7-6-10

Welcome back for another edition of the SoB Power Rankings for Major League Baseball. This edition is jam packed with thirteen teams getting nods for the ten spots, yet only one dropping from the rankings. And eight teams have either kept their previous spot or moved just one. The Twins’ recent slide out of the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 13

It’s only another week until the All Star Game, and there’s still no clear contenders. The Yankees are the first to 50 wins, and the Braves are the first to 30 home wins, while the Orioles still haven’t reached 10 road wins. Minnesota has been slipping, and is now tied for the division lead with […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 12

It’s almost All Star time, and with Interleague Play over, plenty of teams have padded their leads, or taken some. The Red Sox have been dipping into the take-an-injury, leave-and-injury tray quite frequently, but are still holding their own. Philadelphia is still trying to get back into the race, while Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals […]

SoB MLB Power Rankings 6-21-10

The Rays aren’t doing so well lately, and it’s cost them. They’re now tied with the Red Sox, and dropping in our rankings. After Mark Teixeira’s grand slam, the Yankees are back on top alone. Now, they’ll visit Arizona, for three easy wins. The 2001 World Series probably still has the Yankees hating. The Rangers […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 11

Another week gone, and another tumultuous time for the standings. The Mets are back in the running, for now, and the AL Wildcard race is in a virtual tie, just 1.0 games behind the Yankees. The Rays finally dropped out of the lead, having spent more time leading the division since April than in the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 10

The top of the brackets is still the same, but don’t expect it to be the same for very much longer. The Dodgers already took over briefly for the Padres, the Braves are half a game back, and the Yankees have tied the Rays, only trailing the season series 2-3. Even the Angels are making […]

SoB MLB Power Rankings 6-7-10

With another two weeks gone, the Rays are still the undisputed kings of the league, and don’t look to be on the verge of screwing that up anytime soon. Ditto for the undisputed princes of the league, the Yankees. The NL isn’t as clear cut, with everyone going nuts on each other; the East is […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 9

The race for the postseason is really anyone’s game, in the National League, at least. Nine teams of the 16 are in the brackets or 3.5 games out at most. In the American League, the West is a three-way race (everyone but the Mariners are 1.0 games apart), but other than that, it’s pretty safe […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 8

At the end of May, Minnesota is still right there with the Yankees, and there are finally two 30-game winners in the National League, but somehow those two teams are San Diego and Cincinnati. And the NL East is surprisingly still a logjam, with the Phillies only 0.5 games ahead of the Braves and 4.0 […]