MLB Power Rankings Week 7 : Orioles Bounce Rangers but Not Dodgers

Kate Conroy@@ladylovespinsSenior Analyst IIMay 25, 2012

BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 25:  Chris Davis #19 of the Baltimore Orioles celebrates with Steve Tolleson #6 after hitting a home run in the seventh inning against the Kansas City Royals at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on May 25, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
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Does baseball get any better than this?

It is a quarter of the way through the 2012 season, and the divisional races, along with inter-league play, has provided plenty of drama.

Teams are still emerging, injuries are never-ending and the Orioles and Nationals seem to be really for real.

Over the month of June fans will learn a lot more about how good, or bad their team really is… as the excitement that a new season brings will wash away and the players true colors will start to show.

So, how does your team look thus far as baseball heads into the hot summer months?


1 Los Angeles Dodgers Resilience without Kemp is huge! 4
2 Cincinnati Reds Won six in a row. Reds are playing some great baseball right now.  15
3 St. Louis Cardinals David Freese is no longer frozen. 3
4 Baltimore Orioles Scored 208 runs this season. 8
5 Texas Rangers 4-6 in last 10 games, which included losing a series to Mariners. Feliz is first starter to go down. 2
6 Tampa Bay Rays Pena was batting lead-off…Mad Maddon is a genius.  6
7 Cleveland Indians Swept Tigers…and walking away in AL Central, literally. 7
8 Washington Nationals What to do down the stretch with pitchers is legit issue? 5
9 Atlanta Braves Lost last four games in a row…is this an early warning sign? 1
10 New York Yankees A-Rod hit two homers in last game, is this the end of the Bombers' woes? If so, watch out everyone else. 10
11 Toronto Blue Jays Jose Bautista can still hit…go figure but other Blue Jays need to step it up too. 9
12 Miami Marlins Ozzie goes quiet, team is winning. Ozzie off Twitter, team is winning.  11
13 New York Mets This bunch of scrappers fights for skipper Terry Collins. 12
14 Boston Red Sox Big Papi is raking but he hates playing with his teammates which spells trouble. 17
15 San Francisco Giants GM Sabean needs to go get a bat & WC is possible.  19
16 Philadelphia Phillies Carlos Ruiz is about all that is positive other than the Phanatic. 14
17 Chicago White Sox Still content just being in the middle…time to make a decision.  20
18 Detroit Tigers Austin Jackson placed on 15-day DL….yikes! Time to look to the Prince. 13
19 Oakland A's Manny is in the minors, his virus spreads fast.  16
20 Los Angeles Angels  Pujols is taking "total bust" to a whole new definition. 18
21 Arizona Diamondbacks Come on guys.April Fools is over. Time to win. 21
22 Seattle Mariners Took two of three from Rangers must have felt like a high; tough stretch is not ending anytime soon.  24
23 Pittsburgh Pirates  Andrew McCutchen is too legit to be a Pirate.  23
24 Houston Astros Playing well might mean getting the heck out of Houston sooner than later. 26
25 Kansas City Royals So young, so talented, but still finding their footing.  22
26 Milwaukee Brewers Brew Crew is not playing good baseball. Karma? 27
27 Colorado Rockies Too bad the Rockies can't pitch at all.  25
28 San Diego Padres Trade ballparks with Rays as you all deserve the Trop not Petco.  29
29 Minnesota Twins Scoring 164 runs but giving up 233 is pathetic. Mauer is overrated. 30
30 Chicago Cubs 1-9 in last 10 games….not a formula for winning Theo! 28