MLB Power Rankings: Giants pick up two games; A's rebuilding again
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Alex Pavlovic stacks up all 30 teams...
30. Phillies (30-60)
For weeks now, they've been the only team keeping the Giants from having the label "worst team in baseball."
29. Giants (35-58)
They picked up two games over the weekend ... in the race for the No. 1 draft pick.
28. Padres (40-51)
They've been outscored by 121 runs, but they have a six-game lead in the race to finish fourth in the West.
27. White Sox (38-52)
They sold early, but the future is bright. By most accounts, they have somewhere around nine of the top 100 prospects.
26. Orioles (42-49)
The magic has run out. They've allowed an MLB-worst 497 runs.
25. Reds (39-52)
Adam Duvall isn't the only one that got away. Luis Castillo, once traded for Casey McGehee, has a 3.41 ERA in his first five starts in Cincy.
24. A's (42-50)
A weekend sweep won't hide the fact that they're rebuilding. Again.
23. Blue Jays (42-49)
Former Richmond Flying Squirrel Joe Biagini hasn't been able to repeat his rookie success. He has a 5.31 ERA.
22. Marlins (41-49)
With their team up for sale, a rebuild could be coming. Expect the Giants to sniff around for 2018 outfield parts.
21. Mets (41-48)
The Giants of the East Coast. They're disappointing, and they're unsure how to properly sell.
20. Twins (46-45)
Adalberto Mejia has a 4.43 ERA in his rookie season. He's a year removed from the Eduardo Nuñez trade.
19. Tigers (41-49)
Jordan Zimmermann has a 5.87 ERA. That vaunted free agent pitching class from two years ago has been a bust.
18. Royals (45-45)
He'll be expensive, but if the Giants are serious about 2018, they'll call Lorenzo Cain the second he hits free agency.
17. Braves (45-45)
How do you send The Freeze to the All-Star Game without guaranteeing that he races a stiff? Huge marketing failure.
16. Rangers (45-46)
They have eight different dudes with at least 11 homers. How are they not better?
15. Angels (46-49)
Mike Trout, who is the same age as Aaron Judge, is coming up on 200 career homers.
14. Pirates (44-48)
Former Giant Chris Stewart is the latest proof that a good-glove, good-guy catcher can stick around for a long time. He's hitting .179.
13. Mariners (46-47)
The only team in MLB with a run differential of exactly zero. The 46-47 record fits.
12. Cardinals (46-45)
Some rookie named Paul DeJong has nine homers in his first 39 career games.
11. Rays (49-44)
Your monthly Matt Duffy update: He is expected to resume baseball activities in about a week. Good to hear.
10. Yankees (47-43)
Would have been a nice landing spot for Johnny Cueto, but he's no longer a trade chip.
9. Cubs (46-45)
After a weekend sweep, the Cubs were saying they're "back." Jose Quintana (12 strikeouts in debut) might make it true.
8. Rockies (53-41)
They've come back to earth -- the Diamondbacks have, too -- and basically the whole NL Central is creeping up the wild card standings.
7. Diamondbacks (53-39)
Old friend Gregor Blanco has a .247/.325/.370 slash line, which is a very Gregor Blanco slash line.
6. Indians (47-42)
They've just kind of been inching along in a post-World Series hangover, and yet they still lead their division.
5. Brewers (52-42)
We've stopped waiting for them to fall back to earth. They're for real, and if they get another starter, they'll make the playoffs.
4. Red Sox (52-41)
Remember when pictures surfaced of Panda on a flight from Miami to Boston when he was a free agent, only everyone denied it was him for a few hours? Good times.
3. Nationals (55-36)
For Giants fans, the only thing to root for in October is probably the Nationals knocking out the Dodgers. They have the lineup to do it.
2. Astros (62-30)
Nori Aoki gets plenty of time for these guys. He's batting .271/.322/.343 and probably still doing plenty of GIF-worthy things.
1. Dodgers (64-29)
They are 54-16 when Cody Bellinger starts. Must be nice.