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Baseball Awesome Rankings #7

It has been another two weeks.  Time flies.  Some of the big news in baseball right is the injury to Albert Pujols, who is out 4-6 weeks.  The rise of the Brewers, and the talk of re-alignment.  I will have more on that later.  For now, here are the Awesome Rankings:

1.  Philadelphia Phillies (45-28):  The Phillies continue to play great baseball.  I have said it a hundred times before, but they will stay on this list the entire year, barring some major catastrophe.  Chase Utley has really been the key to the offensive resurgence.

2.  Boston Red Sox (44-28):  Remember when the BoSox were ranked in the BOTTOM four at the beginning of the year?  Man, it was only a matter of time before they started playing the way everyone thought they would.  Adrian Gonzalez is probably my AL MVP right now.  Love him.

3.  New York Yankees (42-29):  The evil empire did a JOB on the Texas Rangers last week.  The Yankees are always fun to watch when the trade deadline approaches, and that is no different this year.  Jeter is on the DL, but hit 3,000 is coming soon.

4.  Milwaukee Brewers (40-34):  Not great in their last 10 (4-6), but the Brew Crew have a talented team lead by a solid pitching staff.  With the Cardinals ailing a bit, it could be time for the Brewers to make their move.

5.  Atlanta Braves (41-33):  Losing 2 of 3 to the Rangers is not what this team needed, but the Braves continue to stay within 5 games in the NL East and the all world Phillies.  Jonny Venters and Craig Kimbrel are two of the best relievers in the game.  Fun to watch.

6.  St. Louis Cardinals (40-33):  Losing Albert Pujols hurts, but the Cardinals have lost big name stars and kept their head above water before.  Lance Berkman will be able to play some first base, but youngsters like John Jay will have to step up their hitting.

7.  Detroit Tigers (39-34):  Even though they are only five games over .500, the Tigers are a team to look out for.  Justin Verlander has been DOMINANT over his last 10 starts, and the lineup can still hit.  The Indians are sliding a bit, and the young Tiger hitters like Brennan Boesch are starting to come around.

8.  Tampa Bay Rays (40-33):  Not sure how they are doing it (pitching), but the Rays are hanging tough in the TOUGH AL east.  David Price and James Shields are leading the way.

9.  San Francisco Giants (39-33):  Maybe I am a fool for putting them in the top 10, but the Giants are still leading the NL West.  Tim Lincecum hasn’t been great lately and the lineup is always a question mark, but the Giants are in a winnable division.

10.  Minnesota Twins (31-39):  A team eight games under .500?  You betcha!  The Twins have Joe Mauer back and are one of the hottest teams in baseball.  I wouldn’t want to play them right now, just ask the Rangers, Royals, White Sox and Padres.  9-1 in their last 10 games.

Bottom Four:

1.  Houston Astros (27-47):  Officially the worst team in the majors.  I think they called me this week for a tryout, but I was busy.

2.  Florida Marlins (32-41):  Losers of their last 11 games.  They went out and got Jack McKeon to try and turn things around, once he gets up from his nap and lunch at Luby’s.

3.  San Diego Padres (30-44):  I played the Padres on Xbox360 the other day.  I seriously knew one person playing for them.  Ouch.

4.  Chicago Cubs (30-42):  They should be better, really no explanation.  It is all Bartman’s fault still.  IF HE JUST WOULD HAVE LEFT THAT BALL ALONE!




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