Check Out this Week’s MLB Power Rankings: Who is at the Top of their Division?
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Josh Donaldson
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It’s time to batter up, because these MLB power rankings are flying off the field! The 2016 Rio Olympics have come to an end so ball fans can refocus on the MLB scores and MLB standings. Last week’s first place teams are holding their spots, so plain and simple, here are the MLB power rankings!

American League: East – Jays are in the Lead!

The Toronto Blue Jays are in the lead with 75 wins and 57 losses. Right behind them are the Boston Red Sox with 73-59. The Baltimore Orioles fall in third with 72 wins and 60 losses.

This Just In: The Blue Jays are undergoing some big roster moves: The good news is Jose Baustista is back from the disabled list! The bad news is, the Blue Jays are losing another key player on their roster; due to ‘personal reasons,’ Darwin Barney has now left the team. Bo Schultz has been sent out to allow Aaron Sanchez to start today, August 31, and Josh Thole is now a free agent! Will he be signed to a minor league contract? We will see!

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American League: Central – Indian Summer Heat!

The Cleveland Indians are bringing the heat with 75 wins and 56 losses. In second place, the Detroit Tigers have achieved 71 wins and 61 losses. The Kansas City Royals take third place with 69 wins and 63 losses.

Welcome Back, Crisp! The Indians welcomed back Coco Crisp in exchange for minor-league left-hander, Colt Hynes. Crisp will be added to the active roster on Friday, September 2.

American League: West – Rangers Rocking First Place!

The Texas Rangers slide into first place with 79 wins and 54 losses, while the Houston Astros are in second place with 70 wins and 62 losses. The Seattle Mariners take third place with 68 wins and 64 losses, but anything could change next week, especially since today is the last day for teams to acquire players to be eligible for their playoff roster! Will Texas acquire Bobby Wilson? We smell a trade coming on!

National League: East – A National Victory

Washington Nationals knocked the ball out of the field with 77 wins and 55 losses, and are now sitting in first place in their division. The New York Mets arrive in second place with 68 wins and 64 losses. In third place, the Miami Marlins have a score of 67 wins and 65 losses.

Adam Conley Cleared: Maybe the Marlin’s will pick it up this week as pitcher, Adam Conley was cleared on Monday to start throwing again. He played catch yesterday for the first time since he went on the disabled list on August 14, and if he progresses on schedule, we could see his return in time for the playoffs! Stay tuned!

National League: Central – Cubs are Cooking

The Pittsburg Pirates make it to third place with 67 wins and 63 losses, the St. Louis Cardinals take second with 70-61 and the Chicago Cubs stand proudly in first with 84-47! Talk about wins! Out of the entire season, they’ve got the most wins of all the teams, so they are definitely the ones to beat!

National League: West – Dodgers are Undefeated

Despite the rainy day, the Los Angeles Dodgers gained 73 wins and 58 losses, putting them in first place. The San Francisco Giants take second with 71-60, and finally the Colorado Rockies make it into third with 63 wins and 68 losses.

No Broken Bones for Seager: During the game, Dodgers’ Corey Seager was hit with a 90-mph fastball on the wrist right before swinging. Thankfully, an X-ray proved his wrist wasn’t broken, however he did sit out on Tuesday’s game.

Well, there you have it! Stay tuned for next week’s MLB rankings, and check out last week’s post here.

 

 

 

 

 

Sources:

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/standings/

https://www.thestar.com/sports/bluejays/2016/08/29/blue-jays-catcher-josh-thole-designated-for-assignment.html

http://www.bluebirdbanter.com/2016/8/31/12723840/untitled

http://www.cleveland.com/tribe/index.ssf/2016/08/cleveland_indians_acquire_coco.html

https://theringer.com/pittsburgh-pirates-just-wont-go-away-the-lineup-62c8137cdfc0#.brjtykch

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