Daniel Corrigan |August 5th, 2019
Barring any late-season injuries, the final rosters are set after the trade deadline has passed. A familiar face in the AL has soared right to the top and a surprise team is slowly making its way into the top 10. Here are the new rankings.
1. Houston Astros (73-40)
The team to beat. They went out and got better. Adding Zack Greinke to an already loaded starting staff? Good luck trying to score runs against this team. Oh yeah, and their other new starters, Aaron Sanchez, started his first game with the Astros and helped combine for a no-hitter.
2. Los Angeles Dodgers (74-40)
The Dodgers made no real “significant” move other than acquiring some depth. Not adding a bullpen arm is something to be concerned about. A third straight World Series loss would be brutal.
3. New York Yankees (72-39)
You seriously couldn’t go out and get a single starting pitcher?
4. Atlanta Braves (66-47)
5. Cleveland Indians (66-45)
Now, before you start throwing stuff at me, hear me out. I know they still trail the Twins by three games, but the additions of Yasiel Puig, Franmil Reyes, and tons of pitching prospects including Logan Allen, who will help the number one ranked bullpen in baseball, has made this team significantly better. I think the Indians have to be the favorite in the AL Central.
6. Minnesota Twins (69-42)
They really didn’t do much at the deadline. The Indians did, however. That’s why they were leaped by Cleveland.
7. Oakland A’s (66-48)
8.Washington Nationals (58-53)
9. Chicago Cubs (60-51)
The NL Central STINKS. The Cubs did grab Nicholas Castellanos from the Tigers but I think they needed more help than what they got. Going to be an interesting race.
10. Tampa Bay Rays (65-48)
I’m so over this team. The only bright spot is that they got Jesus Aguilar, which is a sneaky move for a team on the playoff hunt.
Next Five Out
- St Louis Cardinals
- Philadelphia Phillies
- Milwaukee Brewers
- Boston Red Sox
- New York Mets
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