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Lady Loves Pinstripes: 2011 MLB August Monthly Power Rankings

The 2011 MLB season is heading into its last month, as the month of August comes to a close.

Once again, August was no short of drama, as teams battled it out to stay in contention with the hopes of playing in October.

While some teams are on the road to being crowned World Series Champions, others have no choice but to look towards next season.

So, how did your team finish the month of August?

Check out Lady Loves Pinstripes Monthly Power Rankings below:

Agree or Disagree…speak your mind by leaving a comment below the post.

AUG

MLB TEAM

JULY

COMMENTS. WHY?

1

Philadelphia Phillies

1

Is Roy Oswalt really feeling all right? Oswalt is not the same when he first arrived at Citizens Bank Park, but at least he stays out of the tabloids when on the DL; something I can’t say Cole Hamels who pitched like crap in his return. Starting to sound Yankee-esque to me….mo money, mo problems?! Not Cliff Lee or Ryan Howard but everyone knows the Lee is the greatest hex in the World Series.

2

Boston Red Sox

2

For John Lackey to retaliate by hitting Yankees Cervelli in such a close game and the middle a pennant race is stupid. Especially considering how Lackey has been throwing this season. At least they broke their Rangers losing streak because they are a better team than Texas. My concern is will Josh Beckett hold up in the postseason? Clay Bucholtz is getting looked over and a return this season has not been totally ruled out yet.

3

New York Yankees

3

Yankees have kept in the mix even though they have had tons of injuries…. skipper Girardi doesn’t get the credit he deserves for making it work. The Captain is hitting and that usually means good things to come. His buddy A-rod needs to man-up and stop being such a baby. Or at least A-rod returns some of his paycheck because he doesn’t play anymore. Liking Rafael Soriano as he is finally getting it!!!

4

Milwaukee Brewers

10

Don’t even think of overlooking the Brew Crew, they are for real. The Brewers have a lights out bullpen too, which is vital/lethal in post season. Watch out Phillies cause there is a new, younger kid in town.

5

Atlanta Braves

5

Chopper Jones is back which is always a good thing, but for how long is the question. The Braves bullpen is top three in baseball and that can be the difference come October. Lead the NL Wild Card by 8.5 games over Cardinals…don’t copy the 2007 Mets.

6

Arizona Diamondbacks

9

Young, talented, hungry underdogs are a dangerous combo but a winning one.

7

Tampa Bay Rays

13

If the pitching decided to pitch as well in the first half, the Rays might not be looking up at the Yankees and Red Sox. Still don’t get how good they are but it starts with effort and attitude.

8

Detroit Tigers

8

Justin Verlander is the clear Cy Young winner; but don’t forget how ridiculously good catcher Alex Avilia has been either. The AL Central is their division to lose.

9

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

11

The AL West is still in the Halos reach, but the have to beat the Rangers without Morales so time for Abreau and Wells to step it up now.

10

Texas Rangers

7

Still not convinced the pitching will hold up in the post season; looks like the Rangers might not have Beltre back at all which is a huge problem too.

11

San Francisco Giants

4

Team couldn’t hit before Beltran and can’t hit after either. Not surprising that the reigning Champs won’t even see the playoffs, well considering given up 27 more runs than they earn…it just isn’t going to cut it. GM Brain Sabean unproductive off-season is proving to be humiliating as the Giants look to miss October all together.

12

St. Louis Cardinals

6

Almost pulled it off but the injuries caught up with the Cardinals at the same time the Brewers peaked.

13

Chicago White Sox

15

Paul Konerko back on the DL could spell trouble for Ozzie and his White Sox, but still not out yet but getting close.

14

Toronto Blue Jays

17

Volunteering to move anywhere that is not the AL East.

15

Cleveland Indians

12

Slowly falling from grace, it was a good run but not a playoff caliber team and the Tigers have officially kicked the Tribe out of the running.

16

Cincinnati Reds

16

NL Central Champs to NL Central Chumps.

17

Pittsburgh Pirates

14

Much better and Pirates fans have something to look forward to in 2012…hey this team made major headway in 2011.

18

Oakland Athletics

21

A’s gave the Red Sox and Yankees something to think about before heading back to Oakland at the end of August.

19

Colorado Rockies

20

Placed high expectations on a team that gave up pretty easily; total disappointment.

20

New York Mets

18

No one said this was going to be easy, but the cleanup is finally happening. Reyes is off DL and should stay a Met for life.

21

Washington Nationals

19

For what it’s Werth…. lots of young talent will be emerging just as expected.

22

Los Angeles Dodgers

24

What a broke joke…at the very least the team could help Clayton Kershaw win the Cy Young.

23

Florida Marlins

23

Lots of young, unruly talent and now the shortstop Hanley Ramirez is looking to be lost for the rest of 2011. Marlins have a new home starting in 2012, so that might be their motivation.

24

Minnesota Twins

22

Joe Mauer is the most overrated player, who plays for the most overrated team. Justin Morneau is out with concussion issues again…. this is getting pretty scary for the Twins best player.

25

San Diego Padres

28

Closer Health Bell is gone now too. Who is left on the Padres to get excited about? Please…. I am waiting.

26

Chicago Cubs

26

Really…are you that surprised?

27

Baltimore Orioles

29

The O’s didn’t fold at the request of the Yankees; but it would be better if they didn’t act like “Nobody Puts Baby In The Corner.” FYI… Showalter motivate his players on the field because until he beats the Yankees anything he does doesn’t really matter or burn.

28

Kansas City Royals

25

Crushed and Burned…owner is a Scrooge and needs to put some of the money back into the team.

29

Seattle Mariners

27

Ownership is the problem in Seattle and it is a shame to watch such astonishing pitching go to waste.

30

Houston Astros

30

Maybe should move to the Minor Leagues instead of the American League.