MLB POWER RANKINGS

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Week27 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.

+4

Milwaukee Brewers

-5

Kansas City Royals

FOX SPORTS MLB POWER RANKINGS

RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

93-63 1 1/16
Still months away from March Madness, but in case you have the fever a little early, the Rays own the league's best RPI at an impressive .534. Unsurprisingly, they also own the league's best record.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
2

94-63 1 1/16
Chase Utley (.330/5 HR/20 RBI in September) and the Phllies (19-5 in September) are doing all they can down the stretch to ensure they reach the World Series for the third consecutive year.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
3

92-64 1 1/15
We're ready to see a deep postseason run in chilly Minny. The Twins (MLB-best .277 team BA) will be playing October baseball outside this year at the beautiful Target Field.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
4

93-64 3 1/4
New York is playing under-.500 baseball in September but punched its ticket to the postseason with a convincing extra-inning win at home over Boston in which Mo Rivera picked up his third blown save in just over two weeks.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
5

88-68 2 3/18
The Giants proved this past weekend that they can win on the road in a playoff atmosphere, taking two of three against the Rockies.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
6

87-69 1 3/20
Neftali Feliz (rookie record 38 saves in 2010) and the Rangers will be partying like it's 1999 after clinching the AL West and a playoff spot for the first time since last millennium.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
7

87-69 2 2/28
Although he will fall short of the elusive NL Triple Crown, MVP candidate Joey Votto will surely lead his team in Avg. (.326), HR (37) and RBI (111) and more importantly to the postseason for the first time since 1995.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
8

87-69 2 2/28
It looks like the West will come down to the final series of the season, as the Padres head to San Francisco for a three-game set against the Giants.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
9

88-69 3 3/23
The sun may have set on the Braves¿ divisional hopes, but they head into the week very much in the wild-card hunt. They¿ll need a strong series against Florida to carry their momentum into an end-of-season showdown with Philly.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
10

87-69 1 1/23
We were almost ready to believe again, but after a crushing defeat at the hands of the Yanks on Sunday night the book is all but closed for Jonathan Papelbon, his eight blown saves, and the 2010 Red Sox.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
11

83-73 3 7/18
The Rockies finally ran out of steam, losing five of their last six and all but eliminating themselves from the wild-card hunt.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
12

81-75 2 5/24
Like always, the rebuilding will continue in the offseason. However, there won't be as much cash to throw around, as Vernon Wells (.270/30 HR/83 RBI) will be making $23 million in 2011 as opposed to $12.5 in 2010.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
13

80-76 2 6/21
Small consolation, yes, but the Tigers must be content after sweeping the AL Central champs over the weekend, even if the Twins are in rest mode.
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14

81-75 2 3/14
Despite the Cardinals' recent struggles, Albert Pujols (.409 avg., 3 HR, 9 RBI last week) continues to put up MVP numbers.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
15

83-73 2 7/28
The White Sox can't place the blame entirely on Manny (15 hits in a ChiSox uni) after seeing Paul Konerko (.382/7 HR/23 RBI in August) hit a paltry .265 in September.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
16

77-79 3 9/24
Just another middle-of-the-road season for the Marlins who will be looking to offer some rotation support for Josh Johnson (11-6, 2.30 ERA, 186 K). Ricky Nolasco led the team in wins with 14 but isn't going to turn any heads with a 4.51 ERA.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
17

77-79 1 7/27
Missing the playoffs is one thing, but the A's are flirting with finishing with a sub-.500 record for a fourth straight season ¿ all of which have taken place in the Bob Geren era/error.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
18

76-79 3 5/24
New York pitching wasn't miserable this year, as they've racked up the league's seventh-best ERA (3.73) as the season winds down. Unfortunately, it's all downhill from there.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
19

73-82 4 9/26
Heading into this week the Brewers have five guys with 22 or more home runs, one of only five teams to accomplish this over the past three seasons. Unfortunately, nobody else on the club has more than 9.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
20

74-82 4 16/30
Brad Mills has managed to turn around the club's attitude in the second half of the season, improving 8 games in the win-loss category since the All-Star break all while unloading two perennial all-stars.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
21

76-80 4 2/23
Los Angeles could use some of that old-fashioned Molina charm in 2011 to get back on track. Lucky for them, both Jose and Bengie will be free agents at season's end.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
22

66-91 2 13/29
Cleveland got next to no production from its center-field spot this season, with its players accumulating stats of .236/4 HR/ 51 RBI.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
23

76-81 1 5/23
It has been a quick and painful fall for the Dodgers, who head into this week tied with the Royals and Mariners for the worst September record at 7-16.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
24

71-85 4 14/29
It was tough to be a Cubs fan this year; however they can take solace in the fact that the Cubs took the season series from the Cardinals, 9-6.
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25

67-90 1 12/30
Don't fret, Washington fans, just one more week until you can focus on that other rookie phenom in town. Luckily, there¿s a far smaller chance of John Wall needing Tommy John surgery than poor Stephen Strasburg.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
26

64-92 2 14/28
When all is said and done, Daniel Hudson (7-1, 1.69 ERA, 70 K) might end up having the best numbers of all the pitchers traded this season.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
27

62-94 - 20/30
The Orioles are a combined 29-21 in August and September. Unfortunately, a pre-All-Star-break record of 29-59 renders this statistic meaningless.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
28

55-101 2 19/30
Don't look now, but the Pirates are hot; the Bucs have won 7 of 9 heading into this week.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
29

60-96 - 13/29
First in innings pitched and ERA. Second in strikeouts and WHIP. Third in complete games. But for Seattle's Felix Hernandez, this might not be enough for Cy Young voters to look past his 12 wins.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
30

64-92 5 23/30
Kansas City has allowed greater than 50 runs more than any other American League team in 2010 on its way to another last-place AL Central finish.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets

 

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AL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
Orioles 79 57
Yankees 70 66
Blue Jays 70 67
Rays 67 72
Red Sox 61 77

Central Division

TEAM W L
Royals 76 61
Tigers 76 62
Indians 70 66
White Sox 62 75
Twins 60 77

Western Division

TEAM W L
Angels 83 53
Athletics 79 58
Mariners 73 63
Astros 59 79
Rangers 53 85

NL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
Nationals 78 58
Braves 72 67
Marlins 67 70
Mets 65 74
Phillies 64 74

Central Division

TEAM W L
Cardinals 74 63
Brewers 73 64
Pirates 71 66
Reds 66 71
Cubs 62 76

Western Division

TEAM W L
Dodgers 77 61
Giants 75 63
Padres 65 71
Diamondbacks 57 80
Rockies 55 83