MLB Power Rankings As Of 8/12/08

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The Top Ten

1 Chicago Cubs Chicago Cubs The Chicago Cubs are an American professional baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the National League Central division.

Alfonso Soriano is batting. 348 (23-for-66) with six homers, 14 runs and 15 RBIs since returning to the lineup on July 23. - lorenzobongiovanni

2 Tampa Bay Rays Tampa Bay Rays The Tampa Bay Rays are an American professional baseball team based in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Rays compete in Major League Baseball as a member of the American League East division.

Scott Kazmir has pitched five or fewer innings in six of his past eight starts, and during that span has just two wins. - lorenzobongiovanni

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3 Philadelphia Phillies

amie Moyer and Kyle Kendrick -- not Cole Hamels -- are tied for the most wins (10) on the Phillies' staff. - lorenzobongiovanni

4 Los Angeles Angels

The pitching staff rates in the top five in the AL in quality starts (1st), saves (1st), WHIP (4th), ERA (5th), BAA (5th) and OPS (5th). - lorenzobongiovanni

5 Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox The Boston Red Sox are an American professional baseball team based in Boston, Massachusetts, that competes in Major League Baseball.

Jason Bay has scored 10 runs and has also banged out at least one hit in each of his first six games with the Sox. - lorenzobongiovanni

6 Chicago White Sox

In his first five games with the ChiSox, Ken Griffey Jr. has four hits (all singles) and two RBIs. - lorenzobongiovanni

7 Milwaukee Brewers

econd baseman Rickie Weeks is batting. 327 (16-for-49) since Ray Durham joined the Brewers. - lorenzobongiovanni

8 Minnesota Twins

The Twins lead the majors in batting with runners in scoring position (.316). - lorenzobongiovanni

9 St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals The St. Louis Cardinals are a professional baseball team based in St. Louis, Missouri. The Cardinals compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the National League Central division.

The Cards have 13 pitchers on the roster, but no closer. Chris Perez, can you fill the void? - lorenzobongiovanni

10 Florida Marlins

Josh Johnson is unbeaten in five starts (2-0 with a 3. 34 ERA) since returning to the rotation after having Tommy John surgery. - lorenzobongiovanni

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