This week's MLB power rankings take more than just records and standings into account. The heart-racing, stress-inducing madness of the trade deadline has finally come to an end with no shortage of blockbuster deals and Hollywood-like drama.
The San Francisco Giants brought a close to the Carlos Beltran saga. The Cleveland Indians found a way to land Ubaldo Jimenez. Hunter Pence escaped from the Astros and found a promising new home with the Philadelphia Phillies, and the Atlanta Braves caught speedster Michael Bourn.
With all of these teams being contenders, their recent acquisitions should shake up the power rankings, and it sure will be interesting to see which trades work out the best.
Will Jimenez take the Indians rotation to the next level? Will Bourn and the Braves dash through the postseason? Will Beltran bolster the Giants offense enough to defend their championship? Or will Pence and the Phillies be too much for them all? Only time will tell.
For now, it is time to take a look at where all 30 teams rank with their new-look rosters.