MLB Power Rankings: Sunday, June 14

M. S.Correspondent IJune 14, 2009

LOS ANGELES - JUNE 10:  Andre Ethier #16 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits an RBI single in the first inning against the San Diego Padres on June 10, 2009 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Just feeling a quick blog tonight after coming out of my state of shock that Trevor Hoffman is indeed human.  Here’s my current power rankings for the MLB as of tonight with a sentence on each squad.

 

1. Los Angeles Dodgers (42-22)

Unbelievably, this team has not missed a step after losing slugger Manny Ramirez and is easily the best team in baseball right now.

 

2. Boston Red Sox (38-25)

Their dominance over the Yankees has pushed them into first place in the AL East, and David Ortiz is slowly coming around.


3. New York Yankees (36-27)

Mark Teixeira and C.C. Sabathia are finally making good on the huge contracts they signed last off-season.

 

4. Philadelphia Phillies (36-25)

Raul Ibanez has been fantastic, and their 23-9 record away from home is unbelievable.

 

5. Texas Rangers (35-27)

Nelson Cruz has been fantastic this year and the Rangers are more than staying alive without Josh Hamilton…so far.

 

6. Detroit Tigers (34-29)

Edwin Jackson looks like the real deal, and the Tigers are atop the competitive AL Central.

 

7. St. Louis Cardinals (34-30)

When their rotation is pitching well, they are the best team in the NL Central.

 

8. Milwaukee Brewers (34-29)

Their current rotation is not going to do enough damage to win the division, and the bullpen is starting to come back down to earth.

 

9. San Francisco Giants (34-28)

If it weren’t for the Dodgers, we would be talking about the Giants much more.

 

10. Tampa Bay Rays (34-31)

Evan Longoria is keeping the Rays alive, but they need to start playing better in close games.