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A New Power Ranking System For 2009

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:

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