TTFB Staff Power Rankings: Week 2

Power Rankings are done by the Through The Fence Baseball staff.  It looks as if things have settled back to normal as the Red Sox and Rays are making their way back up the standings and the Pirates/Orioles are working their way back down.

+= Moved up in the power rankings from the previous week
= Moved down in the power rankings from the previous week
<> = Moved no where in the power rankings from the previous week

Winner: Tampa Bay Rays – Up 17

Loser: Baltimore Orioles – Down 17

WEEK # – PRE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
1Phillies2.0010-4<>Best BA in baseball overshadows starting pitching, if that’s possible.
Rangers2.2510-5 <>“Trade Me” Young picking up the slack after Hamilton’s injury.
3Rockies3.0012-3+ 7Tulowitzki’s 7 HRs leads the majors.
4 Yankees4.139-5– 1A.J. starts off 3-0 — who predicted that one in the office pool?
5Reds6.259-6– 1
Big Red Machine Part II averages an MLB-high 6.1 runs per game.
6Giants8.888-7<>NL West showdown coming up with the Rockies — too early to call it a big series?
7White Sox9.757-9<>1-5 slide has Ozzie ranting.
8Braves10.257-9 <>Bobby Cox chants starting yet?
9Indians11.0011-4+ 8Sizemore homers in first game back — Tribe fans getting that feeling.
10Cardinals11.758-8+ 9The Machine is back on track.
11Marlins12.008-6+ 5Logan Morrison has half of Marlins’ NL-worst 8 HRs.
12Rays12.137-9+ 17Fuld giving Rays fans a reason to forget departed Crawford.
13Blue Jays12.637-9– 1Bautista on pace to hit only 30 HRs.
14Angels13.3810-5– 2Weaver and Haren 8-0, rest of staff 2-6.
15Brewers13.507-8– 1Ryan Braun has been on base in every game so far.
16Athletics15.258-8+ 2A’s ERA leads the majors; bats silent.
17Royals15.7510-5– 8Royals haven’t come crashing down … yet.
18Dodgers19.257-8– 3Ethier hitting streak at 14 games.
19Red Sox19.255-10+ 8Beckett leading BoSox from the brink.
20Tigers19.637-9<>Road trip to Seattle should spark Tigers.
21Cubs20.387-8+ 5Zambrano raises record to 2-0, belts 22nd career home run.
22Orioles21.136-8– 17Buck’s smoke and mirrors show fading.
23Twins21.135-10– 2Nathan demotion too soon? Twins reeling.
24Padres22.137-8– 2Quietly staying competitive despite Gonzo’s departure.
25Pirates23.257-8– 12Expectations too high, too soon?
26Nationals25.138-7– 2Nationals above .500 and ahead of Braves in NL East — who’da thunk it?
27Diamondbacks26.506-8– 2Gibby’s first career ejection spurs Dbacks win. More tosses to come?
28Mets26.635-11– 5It’s official, the Amazin’s are worst team in NL East.
29Astros28.005-11– 1Eight players are tied for the team lead in home runs … with one each.
30Mariners28.75 5-11 <>3-4 week makes things appear better than they really are.



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