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2012 MLB Power Rankings – Week 14

The second-half of the 2012 MLB seasonis officially underway, and my apologies for the rankings being a day late this week.

English: Cap logo of the New York Yankees

NYY are best team in baseball still.

The New York Yankees were the best team in baseball before the All-Star Break and they still are as they took the first two games from the red-hot Los Angeles Angels and are looking to sweep tomorrow.

The Rangers are hanging in there but if GM Nolan Ryan doesn’t get them some starting pitching help this team will fall as fast as they rose at the beginning of the season.

The biggest losers this season are the Philadelphia Phillies who have no fight in them, which is not going over well with Philly fans who still fill Citizens Bank hoping for a miracle. Well, there is still time as this team has made a late season run before but it will have to be soon and absolutely enormous.

Now, I am sure all the Yankees haters are loving that the Bombers are once again at the top of my list.

Here are LLP‘s power rankings for week 14 or at the start of the second-half.

ENJOY!! 

 
RANK
TEAM
COMMENT
LAST
1New York YankeesWinning...still.1
2Washington NationalsIan Desmond is raking (51 RBIs; 17 HRs). And Gio Gonalez is an ace.(12-3; 2.92 ERA)2
3Los Angeles AngelsGotta learn to beat the Yanks like in the old days. Trout is AMAZING.3
4Texas RangersRotation is in turmoil, as I predicted. Ranking here is polite.6
5Chicago White SoxThis team scares me.5
6Los Angeles Dodgers3.30 team ERA is second best in MLB; Kemp & Ethier both just got activated so watch out!8
7Cincinnati RedsWon last 4 but Pirates are right on their tails. Phillips is on pace for 100 RBIs give or take.4
8Pittsburgh PiratesBest team in 20-years; are tied for first place with Reds.14
9Atlanta BravesWon 5 in a row but need to to catch the Nationals.12
10New York MetsThis is the other team that scares me. Dickey & David are both legit stars.10
11Baltimore OriolesCan Jim Thome get them winning again? Hope he doesn't bring Philly's virus with him. .239 BA is pathetic.9
12St. Louis CardinalsThe Champs are looking up to the Pirates and that can't feel to good.15
13San Francisco GiantsMelk-man is a beast with a .352 BA, 44 RBIs & 120 hits is best in NL.7
14Tampa Bay RaysEvan Longoria is not back to August, but losing Matt Joyce might cost the Rays playing in October. 705 strikeouts is most in AL.11
15Detroit TigersWon 19 of 30 before the AS break; and currently on a 6-game winning streak; 8-2 in last 10 games. This team will be in a dog fight with White Sox shortly.19
16Boston Red Sox3-7 in last 10 games & trail the Yanks by 10-games in the AL East. Still score as 412 RBIs is 3rd best in MLB.13
17Toronto Blue JaysStill in the AL East cellar but only by .5 game. Nicest basement in MLB.16
18Cleveland IndiansTigers are about to kick tribe out of second place. Patient hitters as 319 walks is most drawn in Bigs so far this season.18
19Arizona DiamondbacksIf Cahill & Kennedy can hit their strides this team willl be contending without question.17
20Oakland A'sJosh Reddick gets the heck out of Boston & hits 20 homers in first-half. 9 games out but 1.5 games out of WC spot; .225 BA has to improve.22
21Miami MarlinsToo many nut-jobs on team to think things would go smoothly in first season. Stanton on the DL till mid-August doesn't help.20
22Milwaukee BrewersStill 4-games below .500 but 7-3 in last 10 and Braun seems to back to his old self with 26 homes.21
23Kansas City RoyalsNow 10.5 games back but in the NL Central you never know but don't hold your breath.23
24Philadelphia PhilliesWhole team is a BUST. Nothing good about going down so patheticallyu00c9where is that Philly fight?24
25Minnesota TwinsTrevor Plouffe has impressed with 19 homers in first-halfu00c9pretty good who was on path to be a minor-league journeyman.25
26Seattle MarinersMontero should be sent to minorsu00c9.hopes and dreams are way gone for 2012 season.27
27Chicago CubsWill be sellers at trade deadline but have the right guys making those moves this time. Future will be better.30
28San Diego PadresQuentin for sale and some team will bit big for Quentin's pop even with his recent July struggles.26
29Colorado RockiesSecond season in a row that the Rockies were royally overrated. Maye it is the altitude?29
30Houston AstrosReally bad team but everyone already knew the Astros were a really bad team.28