MLB Power Rankings
By: Charlie Miller | 10/10/10, 11:28 PM EDT
1. Philadelphia Phillies
No team can match the starting pitching of Halladay, Oswalt and Hamels.
2. New York Yankees
With Pettitte healthy, the Yanks are a tough matchup.
3. Tampa Bay Rays
Can win with pitching, defense, power and speed.
4. Texas Rangers
Need starting pitching to be at its best to compete.
5. San Francisco Giants
Starting pitching still carrying the G-Men.
6. Atlanta Braves
Losing closer Billy Wagner tough break for the future Hall of Famer and the team.
7. Minnesota Twins
Missing Morneau left a huge void I lineup.
8. Cincinnati Reds
Faced juggernaut in Phillies, but defense let Reds down.
9. San Diego Padres
One of the best in baseball for 90% of the season.
10. St. Louis Cardinals
Redbird underachieved against losing teams and lost the division.
11. Colorado Rockies
Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki form terrific duo for the future.
12. Boston Red Sox
Injuries were devastating. They will be back in 2011.
13. Chicago White Sox
Streaky Sox couldn’t hang with consistent Twins.
14. Toronto Blue Jays
Jose Bautista came from nowhere to lead majors in homers.
15. Detroit Tigers
MVP candidate Miguel Cabrera is surrounded by youngsters.
16. Oakland A’s
Finished even .500 with young pitching and patchwork lineup.
17. Florida Marlins
Future still bright in Miami, especially with new stadium coming.
18. Los Angeles Dodgers
Disappointing season to say the least.
19. Los Angeles Angels
Rebuilding continues. Getting Morales back healthy will help in 2011.
20. Baltimore Orioles
Amazing finish under new manager Buck Showalter.
21. Houston Astros
After June 1, the Astros competed very well.
22. New York Mets
You have to believe the Mets will better next season, right?
23. Milwaukee Brewers
Desperately need pitching.
24. Washington Nationals
Even with Straburg on the shelf, the future looks good in DC.
25. Cleveland Indians
Shin-Soo Choo looks like a budding star.
26. Chicago Cubs
No cohesion; maybe a fresh start in 2011 will be the difference.
27. Kansas City Royals
Tough times continue.
28. Arizona Diamondbacks
Underachieved, but Kirk Gibson will have them better next season.
29. Pittsburgh Pirates
Even with 105 losses, Pirates have strong young nucleus.
30. Seattle Mariners
M’s wasting some of Ichiro’s prime years.
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