2012 CSR MLB POWER RANKINGS
UPDATED SEPTEMBER 3RD
|1 (1)||Nationals||81-52||The Nats have a strong 6 1/2 game lead on Atlanta in the NL East.|
|2 (2)||Reds||82-53||Winning 6 out of 10 has the Reds holding a strong 9 1/2-game lead over the Cardinals in the NL Central.|
|3 (4)||Rangers||79-54||Texas has a 3-game lead over the surprising A's in the AL West.|
The Yankees are on a 4-6 run but still hold a 2-game lead in the AL East.
|5 (12)||Athletics||76-57||The A's are on fire, winners of 9 of their last 10.|
|6 (9)||Giants||76-58||The Giants have a great chance to take control over first place in the NL West, now up 4 1/2 games over L.A.|
The Braves are 6 1/2 games back of the Nats in the NL East as we head towards mid-September.
|8 (10)||Orioles||74-59||The Orioles are in the pennant race to stay, 2 games back of the Yankees.|
|9 (7)||Rays||73-61||The Rays are on a good note as they are in the thick of the AL Wild Card race.|
|10 (11)||White Sox||72-61||The Sox are right back in first in the AL Central, tied with Detroit.|
|11 (14)||Tigers||72-61||The Tigers are coming on fast, tied with Chicago.|
|12 (13)||Cardinals||72-62||The Cardinals made a huge jump this week, but still 9 1/2 games back of Cinci.|
|13 (8)||Dodgers||72-63||The Dodgers are battling and are now 4 1/2 games down to the Giants for first in the NL West.|
|The Angels are 8 1/2 games back because of their terrible start.|
|15 (6)||Pirates||70-63||The Pirates are in big trouble, down 11 games in the division and 1 1/2 in the wild card.|
|16 (15)||Diamondbacks||66-69||The Diamondbacks are on a mini-roll, can they get back to contending for the division?|
|17 (23)||Brewers||65-68||If the Brewers can get a roll, they can get back in the Wild Card race quickly.|
|18 (18)||Mariners||65-70||The Mariners are stuck in the AL West cellar.|
|19 (19)||Mets||64-70||The Mets are quickly falling out of contention.|
The Phillies playoff run looks like it will come to an end this year.
|21 (17)||Red Sox||62-73|
Tough week for the Red Sox has them falling out of the race.
|22 (26)||Padres||62-73||The Padres again are short on talent to be competitors this year.|
|23 (20)||Blue Jays||60-73||The Blue Jays have been a .500 ballclub for 3 years.|
|24 (22)||Royals||60-73||The Royals play hard but looks like they will come up short of contending this year.|
|25 (24)||Marlins||59-75||The Marlins are on a 2-8 stretch and have fallen to last place in the NL East.|
|26 (25)||Indians||56-78||The free-fall continues, will Manny Acta get fired?|
|27 (29)||Rockies||55-77||The Rockies are battling the Astros for the # 30 spot.|
|28 (27)||Twins||55-79||The Twins are overmatched against every team in the league.|
|29 (28)||Cubs||51-82||The Cubs have shown some life but not enough to get back into playoff contention.|
|30 (30)||Astros||41-93||The Astros are back into # 30 to stay.|