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Power Rankings / Mike Harrington ranks the MLB teams from top to bottom

(Through Thursday night's games, last week in parentheses)


1 Los Angeles Dodgers. First four-game sweep in Philly since '46 Brooklyn edition. (1)

2 Washington Nationals. Hit Toronto on Monday, looks like Strasburg Wednesday afternoon. (3)

3 Texas Rangers. Hamilton profile in SI made it clear: No hometown discount. (2)

4 Chicago White Sox. If your child is doing Hawk Harrelson impressions, is he watching too much Extra Innings? (4)

5 Baltimore Orioles. Quite a collection of ex-big leaguers in town with Norfolk. (5)

6 Tampa Bay Rays. Offense needs another bat in AL East. (7)

7 San Francisco Giants. Relieved Melky's hamstring issue isn't serious. (15)

8 New York Yankees. Starting pitching has revival, keys 10-3 stretch. (11)

9 New York Mets. R.A. for C.Y. Or M.V.P.? (9)

10 Atlanta Braves. Uggla blast careened into funky Marlins Park statue. (12)

11 Cincinnati Reds. Chapman takes L but still has ridiculous numbers (0.30 ERA, 54Ks, 9 BBs) (8)

12 Cleveland Indians. Sizemore slows up rehab -- again. (10)

13 Miami Marlins. Braves stopped May momentum with three-game sweep. (6)

14 Toronto Blue Jays. Three shutouts already for Brandon Morrow. (14)

15 Pittsburgh Pirates. Having legit ace in McDonald makes them legit in thin NL Central. (19)

16 St. Louis Cardinals. Hoping Tribe closer Perez doesn't spook old team this weekend. (13)

17 Boston Red Sox. Wonder if we'll see Bard pitching for Pawsox here later this week. (17)

18 Los Angeles Angels. Big chance to make an impression when Freeway Series with Dodgers opens Monday. (18)

19 Philadelphia Phillies. Howard's final at-bat last October might have ruined two seasons. (16)

20 Arizona Diamondbacks. Gibson struggling to put on a happy face. (21)

21 Milwaukee Brewers. Entered weekend five under .500 but only 5 1/2 out. (25)

22 Seattle Mariners. Averaged 7.3 runs on 5-4 roadie. (22)

23 Detroit Tigers. Have we transitioned from "slow start" to "major disappointment" yet? (20)

24 Kansas City Royals. First to 20 losses at home. (23)

25 Colorado Rockies. Re-sign '07 ace Francis for rotation. (24)

26 Houston Astros. Pulled a surprise taking 17-year-old Puerto Rican SS Correa with No. 1 pick. (26)

27 Oakland Athletics. Deadspin called them "hopeless and heartless." Ouch. (27)

28 Minnesota Twins. Georgia scholastic OF Buxton has huge ceiling as No. 2 pick. (28)

29 Chicago Cubs. "Dynamic pricing" for bleachers to Red Sox series is $140. Absurd. (29)

30 San Diego Padres. '11 Bisons closer Thayer is 5 for 5 in save opps. (30)