MLB POWER RANKINGS

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Week20 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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Cincinnati Reds

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San Francisco Giants

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RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

69-42 1 1/4
The Yankees get A-Rod back, but lose A.J. Burnett in the process. No worries, though, as fill-in starter Dustin Moseley had his way with the Red Sox on Sunday and New York starts to pull away from the crowd.
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2

64-49 10 2/28
After a three-game sweep at Wrigley and a home series against the Redbirds that starts Monday, the Reds have an excellent opportunity this week to add to their two-game lead and put a sleeper hold on St. Louis' division title hopes.
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3

64-47 7 3/23
The Braves sport MLB's best home record and an NL East lead as we approach mid-August, but don't expect the rest of the way to be a breeze as the Phillies are looking to make some noise down the stretch.
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4

68-44 3 1/16
Apart from the 17-11 slugfest loss to the Jays, the Rays offense seems to have lost its way during a five-game losing streak, mustering just a run or less in three of the games.
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5

64-47 - 3/20
While the Rangers offense is a force to be reckoned with, it'll be their pitching that carries the team to its first AL West crown since 1999.
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6

64-46 2 2/28
Mat Latos stopped the bleeding with a strong performance on Sunday to avoid an Arizona sweep. The Pads will look to build off the win and maintain their NL-best record.
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7

63-49 - 1/15
The surging Twins won 12 of 16 to tighten things up in the AL Central. While the weather may be cooling off up north, the race will be heating up as Minnesota plays six of its next nine against Chicago.
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8

63-49 3 7/28
Objects in mirror may be closer than they appear. The White Sox should be looking over their shoulder, as the Twins have all but closed the Central gap.
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9

62-49 - 1/16
Philly's ability to stay close to the Braves is admirable, but the team won't have a chance to take matters into its own hands until late September, when Atlanta comes to town.
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10

64-49 4 1/23
It's time for Carlos Delgado and the Red Sox to start focusing on the wild card, as the division is starting to look out of reach. Yes, that Carlos Delgado.
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11

63-49 8 3/18
San Francisco had a tough week, having to face Ubaldo Jimenez, Tim Hudson and a resurgent Derek Lowe. After taking losses to all three, it doesn't bode well for how the Giants would fare in the postseason, if they get lucky enough to make it there.
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12

59-52 4 5/24
It shouldn't come as any surprise that the team that slugged eight homers in a game against the Rays also leads the majors in the category. What might surprise you is that Toronto is quietly creeping up the wild-card standings after taking five of six froExpand Description
It shouldn't come as any surprise that the team that slugged eight homers in a game against the Rays also leads the majors in the category. What might surprise you is that Toronto is quietly creeping up the wild-card standings after taking five of six from New York and Tampa Bay.Collapse Description
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13

58-53 - 7/18
Colorado seems to be making a habit out of late-season pushes, and this year is no different. But now the Rockies sport a polished Carlos Gonzalez, the hottest hitter in baseball and proud owner of eight dingers in his past 11 games through Sunday.
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14

62-49 6 3/14
Not the best week for the Cards, who caught the Astros during their post-breakup adrenaline rush. After three games at Cincy to start the week, they'll know whether to set their sights on the division or the wild card.
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15

56-54 2 7/27
The A's gave themselves a glimmer of hope after taking two of three from Texas over the weekend. Granted, one of the wins was against perennial disappointment Rich Harden, but still.
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16

58-54 2 5/23
Los Angeles has received a boost from Ted Lilly in his first two starts with the team, but it may not be enough as it tries to climb out of the bottom half of the NL West.
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17

53-59 8 9/26
The Brewers have some serious ground to cover if they're going to make a run at a playoff spot, but winning five of six from the Cubs and Astros is a start.
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18

55-56 2 5/24
Facing Roy Halladay and Ubaldo Jimenez on back-to-back days is a tough task to swallow. So is climbing out of a nine-game division hole. Unfortunately for the Mets, both situations are an unpleasant reality.
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19

54-56 5 9/24
While Chris Coghlan's 2010 campaign is a far cry from his '09 ROY season, his season-ending knee surgery is a blow for the Marlins.
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20

56-57 5 2/23
The Angels were swept by Baltimore this past week. Needless to say, 2010 has been a disappointment for the Halos.
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21

54-58 2 6/21
With the Tigers' playoff hopes dwindling, at least Detroit fans have one race to stay tuned to -- Miguel Cabrera's pursuit of the elusive Triple Crown.
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22

47-63 1 16/30
Things have cooled considerably for the Astros after a scalding seven-game winning streak to close out July and open August in the post-Berkman/Oswalt era. They've since lost four straight with no end in sight as the Braves come to town.
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23

49-63 1 12/30
The Nationals managed a respectably mediocre 8-9 record in the absence of rookie phenom Stephen Strasburg, who returns from the DL to face the Marlins on Tuesday.
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24

43-69 3 14/28
Ian Kennedy leads the D-backs with a 4.40 ERA and six wins. Using your context clues, were you able to guess they're 22 games out of first place?
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25

47-64 1 23/30
The Royals are second in the majors in hits and batting average, but 24th and 28th in RBIs and homers, respectively. Simply baffling.
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26

47-65 5 13/29
Victor Martinez's subpar year in Boston might offer some solace when looking at Justin Masterson's 4-10 record, but not nearly enough for Cleveland fans who are still dealing with the loss of a certain other highly-touted superstar.
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27

38-74 3 20/30
"Sho" me the money! The O's went 4-1 after skipper Buck Showalter took over.
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28

42-70 1 13/29
To sum up the frustrating Mariners season: They rank dead last in all major offensive categories.
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29

47-64 3 14/29
After a 1-5 week, it's officially time for Cubs fans to break out the classic "there's always next year" frame of mind.
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30

39-72 2 19/30
Pittsburgh fired pitching coach Joe Kerrigan and bench coach Gary Varsho on Sunday. Who knows? Maybe it will a spark a 20-game winning streak and they'll be back in this thing.
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AL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
Orioles 55 45
Yankees 52 48
Blue Jays 53 49
Rays 49 53
Red Sox 47 54

Central Division

TEAM W L
Tigers 56 42
Indians 51 50
Royals 50 50
White Sox 48 54
Twins 46 54

Western Division

TEAM W L
Athletics 62 38
Angels 60 40
Mariners 53 48
Astros 42 59
Rangers 40 61

NL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
Nationals 55 44
Braves 55 46
Mets 48 53
Marlins 47 53
Phillies 43 58

Central Division

TEAM W L
Brewers 57 45
Pirates 54 47
Cardinals 54 47
Reds 51 50
Cubs 41 58

Western Division

TEAM W L
Giants 57 44
Dodgers 56 47
Padres 44 56
Diamondbacks 44 58
Rockies 41 60