Team rankings

July 28, 2002

Team Peter Schmuck's comment

1. Braves (1) No lock for Octoberfest.

2. Yankees (2) Accidentally traded for Dennis Weaver.

3. Mariners (3) Just found out Angels have wings.

4. Twins (5) Homegrown team deserves new stadium.

5. Diamondbacks (4) Back in control of NL West.

6. Angels (7) Percival went on DL and no one noticed.

7. Red Sox (6) Goodbye, Yankees. Hello, wild-card race.

8. Athletics (8) Mariners under siege from two directions.

9. Giants (9) Locked in wild-card showdown vs. L.A.

10. Cardinals (11) Still need one more solid pitcher.

11. Dodgers (10) May have punched themselves out.

12. Mets (13) Not quite ready to quit.

13. Reds (12) Turned down by Kenny Rogers.

14. Astros (16) Like O's, very exciting sub-.500 team.

15. Orioles (15) Suddenly playing down to competition.

16. Rockies (19) Waiting for Dodgers to land on them.

17. Expos (14) Apparently, Cliff Floyd not the answer.

18. Pirates (17) Attention fans: Steelers camp now open.

19. Marlins (23) Starting to look like baitfish.

20. White Sox (18) Preseason favorite is midseason bust.

21. Blue Jays (24) Showing some pluck in second half.

22. Royals (22) Midseason surge has Indians on edge.

23. Indians (20) Will Thome still be around Wednesday?

24. Phillies (21) Burrell emerging as new team leader.

25. Cubs (25) Tough year all around in Windy City.

26. Padres (27) Must have taken vow of silence.

27. Rangers (26) Disarmed and not very dangerous.

28. Tigers (28) Haven't changed their stripes.

29. Brewers (29) This brew is full of bad hops.

30. Devil Rays (30) Strike would not be such a bad thing.

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