Team rankings

September 01, 2002

Team Peter Schmuck's comment

1. Athletics (4) Might be unstoppable now.

2. Diamondbacks (1) In no danger in NL West.

3. Yankees (3) Got a better deal from IRS.

4. Braves (2) Hot Phils only 17 back.

5. Angels (6) Tough schedule at wrong time.

6. Dodgers (9) Holding onto wild-card lead.

7. Twins (7) Buoyed by four-year reprieve.

8. Mariners (5) Need to regroup right away.

9. Giants (11) Scrambling back into playoff picture.

10. Cardinals (8) Houston could be a problem.

11 Red Sox (10) Destined to be odd team out.

12. Astros (12) Bearing down on Cardinals.

13. Phillies (16) Playing great a little late.

14. Expos (15) Right where they belong.

15. Reds (13) Still close enough to make run.

16. White Sox (19) Still could manage respectable finish.

17. Orioles (14) What is it about the .500 mark?

18. Marlins (18) Swimming too close to bottom.

19. Pirates (20) It's never been smooth sailing.

20. Rangers (23) A-Rod deserves to be MVP.

21. Rockies (17) Clearly are oxygen-deprived.

22. Mets (22) Strike didn't seem like a bad idea.

23. Indians (21) Clearly miss Albert Belle.

24. Blue Jays (26) Lowest-flying bird team.

25. Cubs (25) Ivy isn't only thing wilting.

26. Padres (27) Frustrated friars have future.

27. Royals (24) Sweeney will win batting title.

28. Tigers (28) Losing lion's share of games.

29. Brewers (29) Sexson still worth watching.

30. Devil Rays (30) Four more years.

(Last week's ranking in parentheses)

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