The period between the last game of the World Series and the start of spring training can feel down right boring, especially if your favorite team isn't exactly a stalwart in the game that is free agency.
Over the last week, when the boredom reached a peak, I decided to formulate a power ranking system for baseball. This ranking system takes into account how good a team's offense is in comparison with its pitching and vice versa. I decided not to use the straight up runs scored and runs against in the calculation, but the method does use a variation of that.
One thing I did want to include in these rankings is actual won-loss record and the all important record within a team's own division. No matter how good or bad the division a team plays in happens to be, a team with a bad intra-division record isn't going anywhere.
These are the rankings at the end of the 2008 regular season: