MLB Power Rankings: Week 5

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  1. In what universe are the Dodgers, who have so far lost the head-to-head competition , and are also several games behind in the standings, ranked multiple places ahead of the Rockies? If actual records are not the most significant factor in determining power rankings, then on what basis are you rankings teams? Garbage…

    • John, while I consider the entire season, I place a particular emphasis on the last week or two of the season. The Dodgers were 7-3 over their last 10 games at the time I wrote this. I see the top three teams in one tier. After that, I have the Astros in fourth. Teams 5-10 are pretty interchangeable but I give the tie to the teams who have been hot as of late. We don’t just go by record as that would essentially be the standings.

  2. “Houston has an opportunity to prove they belong in the discussion as one of the best teams in baseball.”

    um… they currently are already there if you haven’t been able to look at the numbers correctly.

  3. I promise that I won’t be waiting to read your next power ranking but I hope the Astros don’t rearrange your list the way they rearranged your beloved Yankees. We proved to be the cream of the crop in the AL – here comes the choo choo – eat your crow!