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MLB Power Rankings: Where do Yankees rank on August 10

2012 LLP weekly power rankings – week 18

Baseball fans everywhere are energized, as August is when things get really exciting and this year might rank with the best ever.

And thanks to the newly added Wild Card spots, and one of the most competitive seasons I have ever seen, dreams of October are very real for many more teams than in the past.

The pennant races are on in all three AL and NL divisions so get ready for a dogfight from here on out.

If the 2012 MLB regular season ends in any form like last year, get ready for a treat.

My prediction is that this year will be even better, and you can book that.

Now the New York Yankees fell off track a bit but seem to have righted the ship taking back the #2 ranking after splitting a series with hot Tigers; but the Nationals are still atop as the best team in the Bigs. But Washington’s #1 rank is hindering on some serious decisions that are yet to come.

Ok, just have a look for yourself, as here are LLP’s MLB weekly power rankings for week ending today, August 10, 2012.


1Washington NationalsStrausburg decision will make or break this team.2
2New York YankeesSpilt series with hot Tigers & where there is a will there is a way & this team knows how to win.3
3Texas RangersJosh Hamilton must be chewing again& Rangers are thrilled. Dempster has to be perfect.5
4Cincinnati RedsJoey Votto who?1
5Atlanta BravesEveryone seems to forget about the Braves but bad idea as 64-47 on season is 3rd best in NL.6
6Detroit TigersCabrera & Prince Fielder are the best hitting tandem in MLB. Trailing in the AL Central by just a game.12
7Los Angeles AngelsPrior to calling up Mike Trout the Halos were 6-14; now 4th best record in MLB. Pujols is raking.4
8Los Angeles DodgersAdditions of Victorino, Blanton, Ramirez & League & these are not the same Dodgers. .500 team on the road is an issue.8
9San Francisco GiantsBullpen is a problem & will get exposed eventually.10
10Chicago White SoxChris Sale is being hailed as Justin Verlander's mini-me.11
11Pittsburgh PiratesMcCutchen is incredible & Burnett is having a CY Young season.7
12Baltimore OriolesIn 2011 Orioles had 16 less wins (44) on August 10; this season they have 60 & aren't going anywhere. Sending a statement to Yankees.13
13Tampa Bay RaysWelcome back Evan Longoria & watch out AL East.16
14St. Louis Cardinals7-3 in last 10 & reigning champs are just 1.5 games behind Pirates.14
15Oakland A'sCan anyone say Moneyball?9
16Arizona Diamondbacks4-games back in NL West & making a go of it. Keep eye on D-backs in NL West. D-backs can win home or away too.15
17Toronto Blue JaysLost 8 of last 10 games & 12-games back in division.17
18Cleveland Indians11-game losing streak is finally over but it hurt this Tribe.20
19Boston Red SoxLost 7 of last 10 & something hasn't given yet in Beantown still.19
20Milwaukee Brewers18-33 on the road; maybe Brew Crew fans can start to travel with team in 2013?24
21New York MetsRA Dickey is best thing to happen to the Mets. Fans got a tad ahead of themselves but at least things are better.18
22Minnesota TwinsToo soft a group...always were too damn nice/hurt to take seriously.26
23Miami MarlinsReyes hitting streak is the only positive thing to come out of Miami.21
24Philadelphia PhilliesIs the Phanatic getting put on waivers?23
25Seattle Mariners15.5 games back & King Felix deserves better opportunity to win. Blame the ownership for this team sucking again.22
26Kansas City RoyalsBats have least strikeouts in MLB with 689 & rank 7th in BA with .267. Owner needs to pay for pitching in 2013.28
27San Diego PadresCurrently on 4-game winning streak but who cares.27
28Chicago CubsCurrently on an 8-game losing streak but still rebuilding right?25
29Colorado RockiesPitching has given up 579 earned runs, 145 homers & posting a 5.42 ERA.29
30Houston Astros1-9 in last 10 games; 36-wins on the season in NL so image how the Astros will do in AL next season.30

One Comment

  1. Frakl Spero says:

    they split by a hair they could have done much better if the prima donnas were hitting thank god for the "ez'es" (iban and chev)