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.
The Dodgers had best finish off the Rays in Game 6 of the 2020 World Series on Tuesday night. That, or risk someone like Kevin Kiermaier or Randy Arozarena turning into an LA nightmare version of what Pittsburgh's Bill Mazeroski was to the Yankees in 1960.
The 2020 Major League Baseball season will draw to a close over the next week with the playing out of the sport's ultimate event, the World Series. This year's top team in each league, the American League's Tampa Bay Rays and the National League's Los Angeles Dodgers, will face one another in a best-of-seven series … Continue reading 2020 World Series preview and prediction
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.