With these latest rankings there is not only a new team on top, but new teams ranking at the top of both the National and American Leagues. A pair of perennial contenders in each league, the NL's Saint Louis Cardinals and AL's New York Yankees, have each collapsed from fringe contention to a scramble now trying to save their seasons.
Two months is now plenty of time to get a legitimate read on where the 30 teams of Major League Baseball stand. The season's first Power Rankings have been tabulated, with the NL's San Diego Padres and AL's Tampa Bay Rays sitting at the top.
There are legitimate reasons why every single one of the lower ranked teams could win and advance. The biggest is that those lower-seeded teams will all send starting pitchers to the mound who can win. And remember, each is only a best-of-three series.
The most unusual regular season in the history of Major League Baseball has finally come to an end. It was 60 games (for most teams) filled with all of the usual action: big hits, shutdown pitching, outstanding defense.
Fans of the Philadelphia Phillies are looking forward in anticipation towards what we all hope will prove to be one of the most exciting weekends for the team in nearly a decade. The Phillies are in Tampa Bay for a series with the talented Rays, a team that has already clinched the American League East … Continue reading Phillies 2020 playoff scenarios as final weekend looms