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Baseball Awesome Rankings #5

It has been two weeks since our last awesome rankings, and things have definitely changed. The Red Sox are above .500, which people expected, but after their slow start people in Boston were buying rope and depression drugs. In the same division, the slow starting Rays have taken over first place, and the Yankees are struggling. It is still early, but there are great races all throughout the MLB. Here are the rankings:

1. Cleveland Indians (25-13):
Is anyone else really surprised by this team? Ok, everyone is. Josh Tomlin just moved to 5-1 on the season, and the offense is still swinging the bat well. As a matter of fact, the Indians just dominated the Royals 19-1. Ouch. No let down in this team yet.

2. Philadelphia Phillies (25-15): Although Cliff Lee didn’t look great last night, the Phillies are still the top team in the national league. Don’t look now, but Chase Utley is looking good in rehab assignments. That is good news.

3. Florida Marlins (24-16): This team is still being over looked by a lot of baseball fans. Mike Stanton and Logan Morrison are stud young outfielders and Gaby Sanchez has been great this year. Don’t forget super stars Hanley Ramirez and Josh Johnson. The NL East will be a fun division to watch all year.

4. Cincinnati Reds (24-17): Went through a little bit of a funk, but the Reds are showing why they are the Central’s best team. Drew Stubbs is really starting to hit. He is a super star on the rise.

5. Tampa Bay Rays (24-17): The Rays are 7-3 in their last 10 games, and 24-11 after starting the season 0-6. Sam Fuld is a fun player, and David Price continues to lead the staff.

6. Atlanta Braves (24-19): Man, the NL East is going to be awesome. Already three teams from that division in the top six. The Braves are a team that you better not sleep on, they will be in this to the end.

7. San Francisco Giants (22-18): Had them in these rankings early, even though they were struggling a bit. Well, now they are in first place and that pitching staff is still one of the best.

8. St Louis Cardinals (23-19): Lance Berkman is still doing it. Pujols is waking up. The pitching staff would be good if I went out there. Good mix.

9. Detroit Tigers (22-19): The return of Victor Martinez has helped the Tigers as well as my fantasy league team. The Tigers are 8-2 over their last 10, and are poised to catch the Indians.

10. Boston Red Sox (21-20): Maybe a bit too early? The Red Sox were on the “bottom four” a few times already this year, but this lineup wasn’t going to struggle for too long. Big Papi is still swinging a hot bat and Adrian Gonzalez is one of my favorite players. The pitching staff? Solid. They will move it quickly.

Bottom Four:
Minnesota Twins (12-27): Worst team in baseball, hands down.
Houston Astros (15-26): Eventually your talent takes over, the Astros…don’t have much.
Arizona Diamondbacks (17-23): Hmm, struggling to remember who is even on this team.
Chicago White Sox (17-25): No reason they should be this bad.

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  1. May 17, 2011 at 9:20 am

    Excited to see Gonz’ continued success. We’ll be climbing in no time…

    • Jeff W
      May 17, 2011 at 9:22 am

      Agree. The Rockies are my pick to win it all, just ran out of room. I think head to head with, say the Red Sox, the Rockies could be in trouble. At this point. We shall see though.

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