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MLB Power Rankings: Week 17


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Posted August 01, 2012 08:41 PM EDT

The Rangers re-take the top position as the Athletics and Tigers also make significant moves.

+4

Atlanta Braves

-6

San Francisco Giants

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RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

62-41 2 1/22
No Joey Votto, no big deal. The Reds are proving that this team is bigger than one person and continues to roll up wins without him.
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2

61-41 2 1/18
Ian who? The Nationals won six of seven after placing top hitter Ian Desmond on the DL last Monday.
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3

59-43 2 1/5
Josh Hamilton getting booed?!? Sure he had a rough week, registering just one hit in 16 at-bats, but he still manufactured five RBI for the first-place Rangers. Tough crowd.
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4

61-43 2 1/11
The Yankees now have the top two hit leaders in all of baseball since 2001 (Jeter and Ichiro), but can the change in scenery rejuvenate Ichiro?
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5

60-44 - 5/27
Adding Wandy Rodriguez certainly will strengthen the Pirates rotation, but is that enough to keep pace with the Reds in the Central?
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6

59-44 4 3/18
The Braves didn’t get Ryan Dempster but continue to keep pace with the Nats after an impressive weekend sweep of the last-place Phillies.
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7

56-48 2 4/28
I am sure George Kottaras and his strong OBP expected to be competing for the playoffs when the season started … just not with Oakland. Moneyball strikes again.
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8

54-50 1 1/21
Giving up a key piece of the future, Jacob Turner, in return for Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante, was a must for a team that is built to win right now.
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9

57-47 1 2/25
The addition of Zack Greinke is huge for the Angels rotation, which now boasts five starters with top six finishes in Cy Young voting at least once during the past four seasons.
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10

56-50 2 1/19
The change of scenery should help both HanRam and Dodgers. The former batting champ was up to his old ways, hitting .333 with seven RBI and an impressive 1.036 OPS in his first week in blue.
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11

57-47 2 3/25
Ken Williams added yet another piece to a contending squad by plucking Francisco Liriano from division foe Minnesota which begs the question: What are we going to say about the Pale Hose after the trade deadline?
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12

56-47 6 4/16
The Giants offense was simply offensive in a weekend series against the Dodgers, hitting just .204 and mustering only three runs during the three-game sweep.
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13

55-50 2 1/29
The Orioles, in desperate need of starting pitching, are beginning to see their bullpen fade as Jim Johnson has struggled since the All-Star break.
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14

55-48 - 2/19
The Cardinals, winners of four games last week, cannot seem to keep pace with the Bucs and Reds and might need to recapture the magic of last September to reach the postseason.
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15

55-50 - 1/15
All eyes are on Durham, N.C., where Evan Longoria is getting in the swing of things with hopes of joining the Rays when they return to Tampa on Aug. 3.
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16

51-52 - 7/25
The Jays managed to play .500 baseball against two of the hottest teams in the AL last week, not bad for a team still waiting to get All-Star slugger Jose Bautista back.
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17

54-51 - 4/22
The Snakes are apparently still trying to figure out where they stand. In a week in which they traded fan favorite Ryan Roberts to the Rays, they acquired third baseman Chris Johnson from the Astros.
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18

53-51 2 10/26
Taking two of three in the Bronx over the weekend is always satisfying, but can the BoSox build on that momentum?
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19

50-53 - 6/29
A weekend sweep at the hands of the Twins might be the proverbial final nail for the Tribe in 2012.
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20

49-57 3 18/26
It took 34 appearances and nearly three years, but Oliver Perez registered his first win since Aug. 18, 2009 with his 0.1 IP against the Royals on Sunday.
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21

47-56 1 6/26
Less than a month after adding Carlos Lee, the Marlins have sent Hanley Ramirez, Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante out of Miami. On the bright side, Jacob Turner and Nathan Eovaldi give hope for the future.
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22

50-54 4 5/27
July was a tough month for the Mets, who endured two six-game losing streaks and fell out of contention in the East.
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23

44-61 1 19/30
Josh Byrnes and the Friars are staying consistent, having agreed to a two-year extension with their biggest trade chip, Huston Street, the week after re-upping with Carlos Quentin.
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24

48-56 3 12/25
Michael Fiers’ July (1-2, 1.01 ERA, 8.8 K/9) was overshadowed by the fact that the Brewers bullpen has been atrocious, and the club finished the month in full sales mode.
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25

43-60 3 24/30
Anthony Rizzo treated the home town fans to a treat with his extra-inning walk-off home run against the rival Cardinals on Sunday.
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26

44-60 - 22/30
The Twins have been streaky all year long. Last week was no different as they registered their 10th three-game losing streak and their sixth three-game winning streak of the season.
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27

46-57 2 5/27
Nobody expected the Phillies to be this far out and in selling mode at the end of July.
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28

42-60 1 13/29
The Royals middle infielders got a bit too friendly with the Angels last week, prompting skipper Ned Yost to call for an end to fraternizing with the opponents on the basepaths. Yep, that should fix this season.
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29

37-64 - 16/29
As if their record wasn’t embarrassing enough, the entire Rockies team forgot how many outs there were during Sunday’s loss to the Reds. Maybe they were just surprised Jonathan Sanchez actually got out of an inning.
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30

35-71 - 22/30
It has been a forgettable month for the Astros, who have traded seven regulars and endured a season-worst 12-game losing streak.
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AL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
Orioles 60 46
Blue Jays 59 50
Yankees 55 52
Rays 53 55
Red Sox 48 60

Central Division

TEAM W L
Tigers 58 47
Royals 54 52
Indians 53 54
White Sox 53 56
Twins 48 58

Western Division

TEAM W L
Athletics 66 41
Angels 63 43
Mariners 55 52
Astros 44 64
Rangers 43 65

NL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
Nationals 58 47
Braves 58 50
Marlins 53 54
Mets 52 56
Phillies 47 61

Central Division

TEAM W L
Brewers 60 49
Pirates 57 50
Cardinals 57 50
Reds 53 54
Cubs 45 62

Western Division

TEAM W L
Dodgers 61 47
Giants 58 50
Padres 48 60
Diamondbacks 47 61
Rockies 44 64