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Mike Harrington's MLB Power Rankings

(Through Thursday's games. Season-opening rankings in parentheses)

1. Boston Red Sox. Massive start for Cora in first year as skipper. (6)

2. Houston Astros. Repeat Road very smooth: Plus-58 run differential. (1)

3. Arizona Diamondbacks. Lovullo already at work on second straight Manager of the Year nod.  (9)

4, Los Angeles Angels. Trout with 10 home runs in the face of Ohtani mania. (13)

5. St. Louis Cardinals. Summerlong battle with Brew Crew in the offing. (12)

6. New York Yankees. Didi is the MVP to date. Derek Who? (2)

7. New York Mets. Callaway answering the skeptics with fast start. (21)

8. Philadelphia Phillies. Kapler had disastrous opening series but has quickly turned team around. (23)

9. Milwaukee Brewers. Cain gets huge ovation, goes deep in return to KC. (8)

10. Toronto Blue Jays. Hernandez played himself into lineup, won't see Buffalo again. (15)

11. Atlanta Braves. Trying to relive the 90s with prospect boom. Starting to look good. (20)

12. Cleveland Indians. HR in Puerto Rico will be lifelong memory for Lindor. (4)

13. Seattle Mariners. Who is Mitch Haniger? We might have to learn. (14)

14. Pittsburgh Pirates. No Cole, no McCutchen but a surprisingly good start. (30)

15. Chicago Cubs. One team that really needs better weather to judge its roster. (7)

16. Colorado Rockies. UB product Tom Murphy batting .333 with 1.014 OPS at Triple-A Albuquerque. (10)

17. Oakland Athletics. Free admission, free parking for 50th anniversary game was a great idea. (22)

18. Los Angeles Dodgers. Sure looks like a bad Game Seven hangover going on. (3)

19. San Francisco Giants. Bumgarner injury a huge early blow. (18)

20. Washington Nationals. Dropped nine of 14 as offense hit the skids. (5)

21. Minnesota Twins. Rodney's bullpen blowups creating long losing streak. (11)

22. Detroit Tigers. Does every team in Motown stink right now? (26)

23. Tampa Bay Rays. Does anyone down there care? (28)

24. Texas Rangers. Easily the most disappointing team in the majors to date. (19)

25. San Diego Padres. Signed Hosmer to big-money deal. Still stink. (16)

26. Baltimore Orioles. Machado has to already be counting the days to free agency. (17)

27. Chicago White Sox. Farquhar progressing in ICU after suffering aneurysm in dugout. (27)

28. Miami Marlins. Look at this lineup. Gumbel is right: Jeter is delusional. (29)

29. Kansas City Royals. A home ERA of 5.56 is how you go 1-10 in front of your fans. (24)

30. Cincinnati Reds. Already fired the manager on the way to 110 losses. (25)

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