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The 2014 MLB Season
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We are more than a third of the way done with the 2014 MLB season and we are a little more than a month away from the All Star Game. In the divisional races we are starting to see separation between the leaders and the pack but the Wild Cards could be wild once again. Here are this week’s rankings:
1) San Francisco Giants - The Gants sent the Cardinals a message this past weekend and they have the largest lead of any division leader.
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2) Oakland A’s - The A’s lost some ground to the Angels earlier in the week but then regained all of it sweeping the Halo’s going head to head.
3) Milwaukee Brewers - The Brewers looked like they were on shaky ground but every time the Cards get close they seem to extend the lead back out again.
4) Toronto Blue Jays - The Blue Jays are one of the hottest teams in baseball and have control of the AL East. All of the talent many thought would help them last season is paying dividends now.
5) Detroit Tigers - The Tigers still have one of the best records in baseball but with their aces losing games they seem a lot more vulnerable.
6) Atlanta Braves – The Braves just keep getting tougher and tough to figure out but the weep of the Marlins keeps them in first place.
7) Los Angeles Angels -The Angels are looking better than they have in years but getting swept by the A’s over the weekend could bruise their confidence.
8) New York Yankees - The Yankees are hanging around as quietly as the Yankees can. The Bronx Bombers are going to need some more help if they want to send Jeter out a winner.
9) St. Louis Cardinals - The Cardinals are the top team in the NL Wildcard race but the expectation for this franchise is for more than that.
10) Los Angeles Dodgers - The Dodgers are one of the biggest disappointments in baseball this year but they came from way off the pace last season so it isn’t time to hit the panic button yet.
11) Texas Rangers -The Rangers have had a an injury list a mile long all season but they are still hanging around the post season race.
12) Baltimore Orioles -The Orioles are still in the thick of things but they struggle against the good teams and that doesn’t bode well.
13) Chicago White Sox - The return of Chris Sale has helped and the return of Jose Abreu on Monday should help as well.
14) Seattle Mariners - The Mariners are greatly improved but we will have to see which direction this team goes from here.
15) Miami Marlins - The Marlins were swept by the Braves over the weekend but still stand at .500, a place no one predicted they would be.
16) Colorado Rockies - Until the Rockies can win at least some of the time o the road they are going to struggle to contend.
17) Washington Nationals - The Nationals are under .500 for the season putting them in the same category as the Dodgers, maybe worse.
18) New York Mets - The Mets don’t look ready to go away just yet but it is the same story where they are a better road team than home team.
19) Boston Red Sox – The Red Sox are streaky and right now it is a hot streak as they haven’t lost in a week.
20) Minnesota Twins – The Twins continue to let their bats do the talking but until they get some more arms they can’t contend.
21) Cleveland Indians – The Indians are out of the basement in the AL Central after sweeping the Rockies but they are still three games under .500.
22) Cincinnati Reds – The Reds got the sweep in Arizona over the weekend but they really need to get Votto’s bat back in the lineup.
23) Pittsburgh Pirates – The Pirates are starting to pick up the pace winning seven of their last 10 but they still have a lot of work to do.
24) Kansas City Royals – The Royals were red hot when last season ended but they haven’t been able to carry it over into this season.
25) San Diego Padres – The Padres haven’t been able to hit for a few years and this season it is the same problem.
26) Philadelphia Phillies – The Phillies still have a few holdovers from the glory years but it is time for a top to bottom rebuilding.
27) Houston Astros – The Astros are fun to watch this season as they continue to try and build through the youth movement.
28) Tampa Bay Rays – The Rays lost six games in a row and that has sent them to last place in the AL East.
29) Arizona Diamondbacks – With the NL West coming up very difficult it might be time to start playing for next year.
30) Chicago Cubs – The Ricketts family is putting up more of a fight against the rooftop owners than the Cubs put up on the field.