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superman emblemIt’s Friday.  There’s people on summer hours.  So, this is probably the last post we do before POI, The Skyline and then your UFC 100 preview.  But, it’s a long one.  So sit back and strap it down.  Your MLB Power Rankings heading into the All-Star Break.

1.) Los Angeles Dodgers (54-31): They’ve got Manny back.  They didn’t struggle without him.  The Giants are playing out of their minds and the Dodgers are still 7 games clear of them.  These guys are making the playoffs obviously, but mark it down.  They are not going to the World Series.  Peak too soon in baseball and you don’t finish strong.

2.) New York Yankees (51-34): Bring it on Red Sox fans.  You’re 5-5 in your last 10, and the Yankees are 8-2.  We told you not to sell on these guys at the start of the season and we’re being validated.  In that stadium, this offense is going to excel like no other offense in the league.  The bullpen issues are starting to clear up with Phil Hughes and Coke.  “And the New York Yankees are going to the World Series!” (circa 2003.  Suck it Red Sox)

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MLB Power Rankings

superman emblemWe ran them two weeks ago but haven’t since.  Here’s to picking up where we left off.  One month until the trade deadline.  If you’re not in the top 15 by July 15th, then you’re probably selling some parts.  Right now, you’ve got the Top 2, The Next 5 and then… the rest.

30 teams deep starts…. NOW!

1.)  Los Angeles Dodgers (48-28): They still don’t have their best player.  Chad Billingsley has moved into that role.  Will Manny have the same funk as A-Rod post-juice?

2.)  Boston Red Sox (46-29): Too many good arms for this team to not thrive.  Daisuke goes down and John Smoltz moves in.  Shaky first start but he’ll contribute.  The Magic Eye drops continue to do wonders…

3.) Detroit Tigers (42-33): They just swept the Cubs.  And that’s not saying much right now.  But before that, they swept Milwaukee.  They’re 8-2 in their last 10 and the putting distance between themselves and the rest of the AL Central.

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MLB Power Rankings

superman emblemWe’ll attempt to do this weekly, or, until football training camp heats up.  From week to week, we’ll scale the major leagues from 1-30 and give you where we think each team falls.  It’ll be based on their performance in the last week, leads in the division and personnel decisions that have been made.

1.)  Boston Red Sox (38-25) – It’s pains us to put the Red Sox on top since we’re Yankee fans when it comes to the AL.  But, their pitching is really taking shape.  They have a surplus of arms with John Smoltz set to make his Boston debut this weekend.  And, despite all the Big Papi trouble, the majority of the lineup is raking.  Papelbon and Pedroia are still raging douches though.

2.) Los Angeles Dodgers (42-22) – Many people will ask why the Dodgers aren’t in the cat bird seat right now.  Well, they don’t play in the AL East for starters.  The NL West currently has one other team over .500 and that’s the San Francisco Giants.  The Giants who have an average age of nearly 33 years old.  The Dodgers are playing great, even though they’re scoring less runs this month than any other month this year.  We just can’t justify them in the top spot due to the competition.  Only two months until you have to deal with this kind of reasoning full time in the BCS.

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