Over the last two weeks the New York Yankees have been playing bad baseball; and on top of that are now sans slugger Mark Teixeira but for how long is the question. The Bombers start a 20-game stretch today and guess we will see if their 6.5-game lead is enough to stay atop the AL East.
The top ranked team this week not only has the best record in MLB (64-41), and is currently on a 9-game winning streak but are doing it all without their best player Joey Votto. Yes, I am talking about the the Cincinnati Reds who have been unstoppable as of late and could become scary when Votto returns in about 2-weeks.
Another team to note is the Arizona D-backs who are making a second-half tear for the second season in a row. Will it get the D-backs back to October again? Well time will tell but it certainly makes the NL West very intriguing.
And lastly, watch the L.A. Angels as this team has done about everything possible to secure a post-season berth with the latest addition being 2009 CY Ypung winner Zach Greinke, Will they dominate on the field as well as they read on paper?’
Ok that is enough….here are LLP‘s power rankings for Week 17 or week ending August 3, 2012.
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