Sports MLB Power Rankings for week of April 16th

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  1. Howard Stearn

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    https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2018/04/16/mlb-power-rankings-red-sox-pirates/519455002/

    MLB power rankings: Red-hot Red Sox claim No. 1 spot


    TEAM. MOVEMENT

    1. Boston Red Sox (+1)

    ►13-2 is nice, but not as impressive as getting in nine games at Fenway before first postponement.

    2. Houston Astros (-1)

    ►Justin Verlander has 77 strikeouts, 10 walks as an Astro.

    3. Los Angeles Angels (+5)

    ►#SmallSampleSize, but: Shohei Ohtani has a 195 ERA-plus, and a 233 OPS-plus.

    4. Arizona Diamondbacks (-1)

    ►Have won all five series, facing Rockies, Dodgers, Giants and Cardinals.


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    Great only 150 more fucking games to go
     
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    Which team has the highest payroll again?
     
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    Hoo boy. Mets lost a killer tonight.
     
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    yeah, that was a bad one. deGrom pitched great too. Let's go Wheeler
     
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    Go Red Sox!
     
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    Two weeks doesn't change anything, unless there are serious injuries. Yankees, Indians, Astros, Expos, Cubs, and Dodgers will win the divisions.
     
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    You're basing this on what? If Porcello pitches more like he did in '16 than he did last year, and Price has fully recovered from his injury, and Sale continues being Sale, then the last two weeks have put the Sox in a much better position than the Yankees even if Tanaka and Grey improve back to their mean.

    It's a long season, but past is not a guarantee of future performance.
     
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    I like that they are breaking out with a big lead. It may be enough to help down the line if they suck a dick at the end of the season. It will probably come down to the last week and these early wins will be integral to winning the division. Of course the playoffs are a whole other issue. Either way it's going to be a fun year.
     
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    You can’t win the division in April but you sure can lose it.
    The Astros did this last year. At the end they were playing .500 ball. They put it in cruise control until obviously the playoffs.

    Sox just tied the game btw. :)

    This team is a fucking wagon! :derp:
     
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    Another grand slam for Bosox.
    5 this month! :)

    They are rakin’
     
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    If John Farrell were still managing, he would’ve cost them at least 3 games by now.
     
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    Johnny Gomes doing commentary is sooo bad that it’s good. :jj:
     
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    When he was holding that bat and explaining its wonder...the other guy was all, wtf.

    I miss Eck.
     
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    Did you see him measuring the ball the other day when Ohtani was pitching? :jj:
     
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    :lol:
     
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    He said the Japanese ball was bigger. It measured the same :jj:
     
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