Griff's Power Rankings, Week 7
(Last week’s rankings in parentheses)
Tempestuous times is when ultra-cool Torre does his best managing
Rangers pitching ranks 15th overall in ERA despite hitters’ ballpark
Any surge by the defending champs deserves a jump in ranking.
4-Red Sox (9)
Sox took advantage of Jays’ young starters. Must show they are road warriors.
A-Rod thinks new Yankee Stadium is just like old one on steroids.
Pujols needs help. Ranks 3rd in majors in OPS; next Card is Chris Duncan 89th.
Dontrelle is back; hard not to cheer for successful return.
8-Blue Jays (1)
Unfair pressure on Janssen; hasn’t started in majors since ‘06.
Dealing with injuries to lineup; looking for sage Counsell.
Sweep revenge for Jays ’92 World Series win. But no rings for this.
Lackey joins Saunders and Weaver for solid Halos Top 3 starters.
If the (David) Price is Right, Jays should be looking over shoulders.
Will be stuck in neutral until Reyes joins Mr. Wright as Mr. Right.
Return of Mauer has sparked Twins to monster offensive numbers.
Reds best team in Ohio; tomorrow the world.
Since Peavy nixed deal and stayed, Pads have been on a roll.
Bannister joins Greinke as solid starters but offence needs help.
Soto suffering sophomore jinx while Piniella sorts out lineup issues.
Have been flying under the radar since 1993.
Healthy Bedard helps M’s compete; need more than him and King Felix.
If this was horse race, Astros trapped on rail behind early speed.
Fee-fi-fo-fum, could it be that the Big Unit’s done.
23-White Sox (21)
How bad has it been? The day Peavy makes up his mind, Sox lose 20-1
Remember when these guys were ranked first for a week?
Just wait until the weather warms up. Oops, it’s already 35 C. in the desert.
Adam Jones and Markakis are the start of something good.
Helton with 2,000 hits has put together a solid, mile-high career.
Cliff Lee has rebounded but his win total doesn’t reflect ERA.
A’s lineup with mix of veterans and youngsters has no identity.
Adam Dunn enjoys playing baseball more than fans like watching.