Team rankings

September 08, 2002

Team Peter Schmuck's comment

1. Athletics (1) Just plain awesome.

2. Yankees (3) Brother, can you spare $86 million?

3. Angels (5) Who would have imagined?

4. Braves (4) Tanned, rested and ready for playoffs.

5. Diamondbacks (2) Meeting with some resistance.

6. Dodgers (6) Two chances to win.

7. Giants (9) Could be odd team out in NL West.

8. Twins (7) Four more years.

9. Cardinals (10) Not comfortable, but close.

10. Mariners (8) Not quite living up to last year.

11. Red Sox (11) Good team with nowhere to go.

12. Astros (12) Have to make a big move soon.

13. Expos (14) Nice crowd on Thursday.

14. Phillies (13) Saving Bowa's job.

15. White Sox (16) Second place small consolation.

16. Reds (15) It was fun while it lasted.

17. Rangers (20) A-Rod worth price of admission.

18. Marlins (18) Can't swim in this division.

19. Mets (22) What happens next?

20. Orioles (17) Suddenly, optimism in short supply.

21. Indians (23) More tough times ahead.

22. Blue Jays (24) Pivotal off-season ahead.

23. Pirates (19) No need to pitch to Giles.

24. Rockies (21) Next roster shuffle, please.

25. Cubs (25) No. 60 for Sammy this year.

26. Padres (26) Winter pitching search critical.

27. Royals (27) When's that Yankees money get here?

28. Brewers (29) Competitive balance still a dream.

29. Tigers (28) Could still hit bottom.

30. Devil Rays (30) Countdown to 2007 continues.

(Last week's ranking in parentheses)

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