Team rankings

August 25, 2002

Team Peter Schmuck's comment

1. Diamondbacks (2) Snakes rattle and roll.

2. Braves (1) Have cooled off some.

3. Yankees (3) Nothing can stop them.

4. Athletics (6) Just plain sizzling.

5. Mariners (5) Facing the ultimate divisional test.

6. Angels (4) Mike Scioscia is Manager of the Year.

7. Twins (7) The cakewalk continues.

8. Cardinals (11) Have stared down hot Astros.

9. Dodgers (8) Will be satisfied with wild card.

10. Red Sox (10) All they need is a miracle.

11. Giants (9) Starting to click again.

12. Astros (12) Late-season surge coming up short.

13. Reds (13) Scrappy team gets reality check.

14. Orioles (15) Time to prove they can be .500-plus.

15. Expos (14) Exciting team with nowhere to go.

16. Phillies (18) Late move won't save sad season.

17. Rockies (20) Sure love home cooking.

18. Marlins (23) Unlike Mets, they can breathe under water.

19. White Sox (17) Worst second-place team in baseball.

20. Pirates (21) Brian Giles' theme song: "All By Myself."

21. Indians (19) It's like old times.

22. Mets (16) How low can they go?

23 Rangers (24) Watching a great division race.

24. Royals (22) Mike Sweeney needs new stage.

25. Cubs (26) Bring on Da Bears.

26. Blue Jays (25) SkyDome has become no-fly zone.

27. Padres (27) Can't even compete with SeaWorld.

28. Tigers (28) Chasing only their tails.

29. Brewers (29) Just a bad mix.

30. Devil Rays (30) Can't even beat Orioles anymore.

(Last week's ranking in parentheses)

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