MLB POWER RANKINGS

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Week25 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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Colorado Rockies

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Chicago White Sox

FOX SPORTS MLB POWER RANKINGS

RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

85-58 1 1/15
Matt Capps has made a huge impact for the Twins, having saved 12 of 14 opportunities since his acquisition on July 29 including four of the team's last five wins.
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2

87-56 1 1/4
The Bronx Bombers struggled to score runs in a week when they went just 1-5, scoring more than three just twice.
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3

86-56 - 1/16
The Rays, just a half-game back of the Yankees heading into this week, host New York for a three-game series to start the week.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
4

83-61 1 1/16
Ryan Howard continues to swing a hot bat at the right time, hitting .345 with three home runs and 11 RBI over the last seven days.
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5

80-63 3 3/20
The Rangers made a huge statement by sweeping the Yankees without MVP candidate Josh Hamilton.
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6

81-63 3 3/18
Just three short weeks ago the Giants sat 5 1/2 games back of the Padres in the West. After taking three of four from the Friars, they head into the week tied atop the division.
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7

81-62 3 2/28
The Reds are doing everything in their power to invite St. Louis back into the NL Central race. Fortunately for them the Cardinals are not taking them up on their offer.
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8

79-64 4 7/18
Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki are stealing the spotlight for the Rockies, but Huston Street's contributions in September (1-0, 5 saves, 0.00 ERA) cannot be overlooked.
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9

82-62 3 3/23
Jason Heyward (.423 avg. last week) is playing like a leader on a Braves team that suddenly finds itself in a four-team wild-card race.
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10

80-62 - 2/28
Despite Mat Latos' record-breaking streak of 15 straight starts of five or more innings with two or fewer runs allowed being snapped on Sunday, the Padres right-hander must be considered a candidate for the NL Cy Young.
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11

79-64 4 7/28
The White Sox have a daunting, yet opportunistic, week ahead against the first-place Twins and their hot young arms, Francisco Liriano (7-0 since the All-Star break) and Brian Duensing (8-2, 2.02 ERA).
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12

79-64 1 1/23
Clay Buchholz (15-7, 2.53 ERA) and Jon Lester (16-8, 3.26 ERA) have put up impressive numbers for a club that sits 7 1/2 games back in the AL wild-card race and needs to start focusing on 2011.
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13

73-70 - 5/24
The Blue Jays have six guys with more than 55 RBI heading into the week. That's one more than the Cardinals (3), Padres (2) and Mariners (0) combined.
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14

74-67 - 3/14
Colby Rasmus, whose calf injury coincided with the Cardinals' struggles in August, had a strong week hitting .346 with two home runs and six RBI.
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15

73-69 - 9/24
The Fish just recently shut down ace Josh Johnson, who finishes the season with 23 quality starts, a 2.30 ERA, 186 strikeouts and just 11 wins.
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16

72-71 - 7/27
The A's head into this week ranked second in the league in ERA and WHIP yet in the bottom third in avg. (20th), home runs (30th) and RBI (22nd).
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17

72-72 1 6/21
Miguel Cabrera (.335 avg., 34 HR and 116 RBI) is putting up MVP numbers and Justin Verlander (16-8, 3.46 ERA and 190 K) is having yet another solid season for the Tigers, who still find themselves 13 1/2 games out in the AL Central.
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18

68-75 2 16/30
The Astros have won 24 games since Aug. 1, one more than the division-leading Cincinnati Reds.
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19

71-73 2 5/23
The Dodgers, 3-8 in September, are tied with Seattle for the worst record in baseball during that time span.
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20

70-73 1 2/23
The Angels' 20-33 record in July and August was just too much for this club to overcome in a season that saw their clean-up hitter lost for the year in a walk-off celebration.
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21

70-73 2 5/24
The Mets received yet another blow in a disappointing 2010, when Johan Santana was lost for the remainder of this year, and potentially longer, with a tear in his pitching shoulder.
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22

66-76 - 9/26
The Brewers did the right thing by giving save opportunities down the stretch to Trevor Hoffman, who notched the 600th save of his career against the Cardinals last week.
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23

62-81 3 14/29
Shortstop Starlin Castro, whose .312 avg. ranks fifth in the NL, offers hope for the Cubs' future.
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24

55-88 3 20/30
Jeremy Guthrie (6-2, 2.64 ERA since Aug. 1) has been red hot for an Orioles team looking to build for 2011.
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25

60-83 2 12/30
The Nationals, losers of five of six last week, continue to add pieces to the foundation with the latest being young infielder Danny Espinoza, who is hitting .300 with three home runs and 10 RBI since his September call-up.
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26

58-85 2 23/30
The Royals, who are limping down the stretch, have reason for hope. The third baseman of the future for K.C., Mike Moustakas, wrapped up what should be his final year in the minors with 36 home runs and 126 RBI and a closet full of awards.
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27

57-86 2 14/28
The Snakes have an opportunity to play spoiler down the stretch with three games against the playoff hopeful Reds, Rockies and Giants.
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28

58-85 - 13/29
Justin Masterson is showing Cleveland fans why the Tribe wanted him included in last year's Victor Martinez trade with a 3-2 record and 2.72 ERA over his last 8 appearances.
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29

55-88 - 13/29
As previously mentioned, with just three weeks left in the season the Mariners didn¿t have a single player with more than 55 RBI. Center fielder Franklin Gutierrez (54 RBI) will hopefully eclipse that mark this week.
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30

48-94 - 19/30
Andrew McCutchen's late heroics on Sunday against the Reds helped the Bucs avoid their 17th series sweep of the season.
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AL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
Orioles 79 56
Yankees 70 65
Blue Jays 69 67
Rays 66 71
Red Sox 60 76

Central Division

TEAM W L
Royals 74 61
Tigers 74 62
Indians 70 64
White Sox 62 75
Twins 59 77

Western Division

TEAM W L
Angels 83 53
Athletics 78 58
Mariners 73 62
Astros 59 79
Rangers 53 83

NL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
Nationals 77 58
Braves 72 65
Marlins 66 69
Mets 64 73
Phillies 62 74

Central Division

TEAM W L
Brewers 73 63
Cardinals 73 63
Pirates 71 65
Reds 66 71
Cubs 61 76

Western Division

TEAM W L
Dodgers 77 60
Giants 74 62
Padres 64 71
Diamondbacks 57 79
Rockies 54 82