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Week19 Power rankings

Eric Luchetti and Pat DeCola
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Posted January 27, 2011 12:57 PM EST
The winter meetings wrapped up last week with the Red Sox adding outfielder Carl Crawford and all but locking up the top spot in our latest Power Rankings. ... That is until the Phillies and Cliff Lee celebrated an unexpected homecoming late Monday night. All this and more in the special post-winter meetings edition of Power Rankings.

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Miami Marlins

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Los Angeles Dodgers

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RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

66-39 1 1/16
Despite missing out on the big bat they were seeking before the deadline, the Rays won six of their last seven and are breathing down the Yankees' neck in the AL East.
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2

66-39 1 1/4
The Yankees gave up some ground to the Rays, but arguably had the most productive week off the field by adding Lance Berkman, Austin Kearns and Kerry Wood before the deadline.
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3

61-45 3 3/18
The Giants have won eight of their last 10, including five straight. Unlike the Padres, they did not acquire any offense but did add two solid bullpen arms in LHP Javier Lopez and RHP Ramon Ramirez.
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4

62-42 1 2/28
NL West leaders added Ryan Ludwick, who since '08 ranks among the best NL right fielders in runs (t-3rd), HR (2nd), RBIs (1st), BA (3rd) and BA w/RISP (1st). Oh yeah, former AL MVP Miguel Tejada is also now a Padre.
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5

61-44 1 3/20
Josh Hamilton's knee tendinitis and Ian Kinsler's trip to the DL -- again -- drop the Rangers a spot, but this team appears to be headed to the postseason for the first time since '99.
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6

60-46 1 1/23
The Red Sox, who swept the Angels in Anaheim and took two of three from a struggling Detroit squad, need Dustin Pedroia back soon if they want to make it back to the postseason.
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7

59-47 3 1/15
The Twins, without Justin Morneau, outscored their opponents by 29 runs en route to winning all seven games last week. Joe Mauer led the way by hitting .632 with 10 RBIs.
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8

59-47 1 3/14
GM John Mozeliak must have enough faith in youngster Jon Jay (.378 BA in his first 50 games) to justify trading Ludwick for the prototypical Dave Duncan project, Jake Westbrook.
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9

57-48 4 1/16
The Phillies have been red-hot, winning nine of their last 11. The addition of Roy Oswalt might be overshadowed by Ryan Howard's recently sprained ankle.
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10

60-45 5 3/23
The Braves have lost three straight series and All-Star 2B Martin Prado for a while with a broken right pinky finger.
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11

59-45 3 7/28
The White Sox swung and missed on Adam Dunn, Manny Ramirez and Lance Berkman but remain on top of the AL Central -- for now. Gavin Floyd looks like an ace over his last 10 starts, going 5-2 with a 1.02 ERA and 55 Ks.
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12

60-47 1 2/28
A week ago, we mentioned our doubts about Scott Rolen returning from a cortisone shot . . . we were wrong. Rolen hit .556 with five RBIs for the week as the Reds continue to play leap frog with the Cardinals atop the NL Central.
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13

55-50 2 7/18
Carlos Gonzalez (.533 BA, four home runs and seven RBIs in his last seven games) is leading the charge for a revitalized Rockies team that just one week ago looked left for dead.
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14

53-52 6 9/24
With the exception of dealing Jorge Cantu to Texas, the Marlins held onto their assets at the trade deadline. Dan Uggla (five home runs, seven RBIs and 10 runs in the past week) is leading the way for an offense hoping to make a late run.
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15

54-53 1 2/23
The Angels took two of three from the Rangers; unfortunately they lost their other four games of the week and still sit eight games back in the West.
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16

55-51 3 5/24
Jose Bautista repaid the Jays for holding onto him by mashing five home runs and 13 RBIs over the past week. Now the question is whether he'll clear waivers if they try to move him before September.
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17

53-52 1 7/27
The A's played sub-.500 ball this past week and are running out of time. If they can avoid looking past the Royals, they have a real opportunity to gain some ground with three games at home against the Rangers later in the week.
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18

54-52 6 5/23
The Dodgers, losers of five straight, are just 5-11 since the All-Star break. They are hoping that Ted Lilly and Ryan Theriot can ignite a spark for a team quickly sliding out of contention in the NL West.
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19

52-52 1 6/21
The Tigers medical staff is earning its money this summer. Injuries to Brandon Inge, Magglio Ordonez, Carlos Guillen and Johnny Damon have contributed to the Tigers going 4-14 since the All-Star break.
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20

53-53 3 5/24
Jason Bay and his whopping six home runs landed on the DL this week, while the lack of movement at the deadline might be Omar Minaya's way of giving up on the season.
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21

45-61 1 13/29
Winners of two straight, the Tribe said goodbye to key pieces from their division-winning '07 squad, Westbrook and Jhonny Peralta. Moving Kearns and Wood in two separate deals with the Yankees could prove beneficial for the club's future as well.
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22

47-59 2 12/30
The Nats held on to their big boy (Adam Dunn) and hung with the big boys -- winning back-to-back series from the Braves and Phillies.
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23

46-59 3 16/30
Who says their best pitcher is gone? The 'Stros won five straight heading into Monday, allowing only four runs during that span.
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24

45-61 1 23/30
Ned Yost has to feel good about his new two-year extension and the opportunity to see what Alex Gordon and Kila Kia'aihue have to offer for the remainder of the season.
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25

49-58 4 9/26
The Brewers' woeful pitching staff (26th in ERA and 29th in WHIP) might have been dealt another blow as Randy Wolf left Sunday's game after being drilled on the wrist by a Hunter Pence line drive.
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26

46-60 3 14/29
During their recent five-game losing streak the Cubs allowed nine runs per game. How do you fix that? Trade one of your best pitchers (Lilly) and his 3.69 ERA to the Dodgers?
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27

39-67 1 14/28
The Diamondbacks have to feel good about landing Daniel Hudson from the White Sox for Edwin Jackson. The young hurler looked good in his Snakes debut, going eight strong en route to a 14-1 victory over the Mets.
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28

36-69 1 19/30
The Pirates proved to be fodder for the Cardinals this past weekend, getting outscored 21-2 in the three-game sweep. They did however get Chris Snyder from Arizona to take over everyday catching duties, which should be an improvement over Ryan Doumit in Expand Description
The Pirates proved to be fodder for the Cardinals this past weekend, getting outscored 21-2 in the three-game sweep. They did however get Chris Snyder from Arizona to take over everyday catching duties, which should be an improvement over Ryan Doumit in regard to handling the young pitching staff.Collapse Description
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29

39-67 2 13/29
Seven losses in a row is right on par with the disaster year for Don Wakamatsu and the team many projected to win the AL West.
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30

32-73 - 20/30
The O's just hired Buck Showalter to turn this club around, but failed to deal trade-chips Jeremy Guthrie, Luke Scott and Ty Wigginton before the deadline.
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AL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
x-Orioles 93 61
Yankees 80 75
Blue Jays 78 77
Rays 75 80
Red Sox 67 88

Central Division

TEAM W L
Tigers 86 68
Royals 83 70
Indians 80 74
White Sox 70 84
Twins 66 88

Western Division

TEAM W L
x-Angels 96 59
Athletics 84 70
Mariners 83 71
Astros 68 87
Rangers 61 93

NL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
x-Nationals 91 64
Braves 76 78
Mets 75 80
Marlins 74 81
Phillies 71 84

Central Division

TEAM W L
y-Cardinals 87 68
Pirates 84 71
Brewers 80 76
Reds 71 84
Cubs 69 86

Western Division

TEAM W L
y-Dodgers 88 67
Giants 84 70
Padres 73 81
Rockies 64 91
Diamondbacks 62 93