Team rankings

August 04, 2002

Team Peter Schmuck's comment

1. Braves (1) Turn out the lights in NL East

2. Yankees (2) Can't count Red Sox out just yet.

3. Diamondbacks (5) Have rest of NL West rattled.

4. Twins (4) Former surprise team now real deal.

5. Mariners (3) Should weather siege from south.

6. Angels (6) Both playoff berths very much in reach.

7. Red Sox (7) Floyd could be wild card.

8. Athletics (8) Poised for late push.

9. Cardinals (10) Decisive Cards should cruise home.

10. Giants (9) Bonds should provide renewed spark.

11. Dodgers (11) Should battle Giants to wire in wild card.

12. Mets (12) Still could be playoff team.

13. Astros (14) Launching late NL Central challenge.

14. Reds (13) Might get boxed out by rebounding 'Stros.

15. Expos (17) Large-market impersonation lasted a month.

16. White Sox (20) Too little, way too late.

17. Marlins (19) Look more like flounder.

18. Orioles (15) Tough to get up for Devil Rays.

19. Pirates (18) Can't even steal signs.

20 Phillies (24) Rolen rides into sunset.

21. Blue Jays (21) Very low in pecking order.

22. Rockies (16) Remain way below sea level.

23. Indians (23) Since giving up hope, they're playing better.

24. Royals (22) Nice run gives way to that rundown feeling.

25. Cubs (25) Fans apparently haven't suffered enough.

26. Padres (26) Not exactly on a mission.

27. Rangers (27) Only 15 1/2 games out of second-to-last place.

28. Tigers (28) Motor City maulees.

29. Devil Rays (30) Got a boost from birds.

30. Brewers (29) Whines are more popular with local fans.

(Last week's ranking in parentheses)

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