Sunday, April 18, 2004

MLB power rankings

By John Fay
The Cincinnati Enquirer

1. Florida MarlinsMcKeon's men haven't missed a beat.
2. Oakland AthleticsNow they have five aces.
3. L.A.DodgersOffense perking up.
4. Boston Red Sox"We're ahead of the Yankees!"
5. N.Y. Yankees"Not for long."
6. HoustonLosing Pettitte hurts.
7. Chicago CubsNice Piniella act, Dusty.
8. Cincinnati RedsBullpen brings 'em down.
9. Chicago W.S.One tough lineup.
10. Detroit TigersPudge power!
11. Anaheim AngelsLurking in the weeds.
12. Minnesota TwinsNeed bullpen depth.
13. Atlanta BravesEnd of Braves' line?
14. Tampa Bay D-RaysLots of young talent.
15. Texas RangersLost Texeira to injury.
16. N.Y. MetsCameron's quite a CF.
17. Milwaukee BrewersRichie who?
18. S.F. GiantsCan pitching hold up?
19. Pittsburgh PiratesShowing scrappiness.
20. St. Louis CardinalsStruggling at home.
21. San Diego PadresNice park.
22. K.C. RoyalsNot surprising anyone this year.
23. Colorado RockiesHey look, it's Shawn Estes!
24. Seattle MarinersOut to sea, so far.
25. Baltimore OriolesJavy nice day!
26. Phila. PhilliesBowa's turning purple.
27. Arizona D'backsBig Unit still being tall.
28. Toronto Blue JaysThey'll bounce back.
29. Cleveland IndiansMade Maroth look like Mothra.
30. Montreal ExposNext stop, Norfolk?

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