MLB Power Rankings

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1. Philadelphia Phillies

No team can match the starting pitching of Halladay, Oswalt and Hamels.

2. New York Yankees

With Pettitte healthy, the Yanks are a tough matchup.

3. Tampa Bay Rays

Can win with pitching, defense, power and speed.

4. Texas Rangers

Need starting pitching to be at its best to compete.

5. San Francisco Giants

Starting pitching still carrying the G-Men.

6. Atlanta Braves

Losing closer Billy Wagner tough break for the future Hall of Famer and the team.

7. Minnesota Twins

Missing Morneau left a huge void I lineup.

8. Cincinnati Reds

Faced juggernaut in Phillies, but defense let Reds down.

9. San Diego Padres

One of the best in baseball for 90% of the season.

10. St. Louis Cardinals

Redbird underachieved against losing teams and lost the division.

11. Colorado Rockies

Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki form terrific duo for the future.

12. Boston Red Sox

Injuries were devastating. They will be back in 2011.

13. Chicago White Sox

Streaky Sox couldn’t hang with consistent Twins.

14. Toronto Blue Jays

Jose Bautista came from nowhere to lead majors in homers.

15. Detroit Tigers

MVP candidate Miguel Cabrera is surrounded by youngsters.

16. Oakland A’s

Finished even .500 with young pitching and patchwork lineup.

17. Florida Marlins

Future still bright in Miami, especially with new stadium coming.

18. Los Angeles Dodgers

Disappointing season to say the least.

19. Los Angeles Angels

Rebuilding continues. Getting Morales back healthy will help in 2011.

20. Baltimore Orioles

Amazing finish under new manager Buck Showalter.

21. Houston Astros

After June 1, the Astros competed very well.

22. New York Mets

You have to believe the Mets will better next season, right?

23. Milwaukee Brewers

Desperately need pitching.

24. Washington Nationals

Even with Straburg on the shelf, the future looks good in DC.

25. Cleveland Indians

Shin-Soo Choo looks like a budding star.

26. Chicago Cubs

No cohesion; maybe a fresh start in 2011 will be the difference.

27. Kansas City Royals

Tough times continue.

28. Arizona Diamondbacks

Underachieved, but Kirk Gibson will have them better next season.

29. Pittsburgh Pirates

Even with 105 losses, Pirates have strong young nucleus.

30. Seattle Mariners

M’s wasting some of Ichiro’s prime years.

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