Rank 'Em: MLB Power Rankings

Created: August 3, 2009, 7:53 AM

Where do the Red Sox rank?

The Red Sox found both controversy and a new bat this past week. Give the advantage to the shiny new bat.

The Red Sox found themselves on the wrong end of performance-enhancing drug news with reports that David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez were among the players who tested positive in 2003. But the team was on the right end of a deadline deal bringing Victor Martinez from the Indians.

With Martinez adding his hits, the team has closed to within a half-game of the Yankees for the American League East lead. Now all the Red Sox have to do is play their next 13 games against the Rays, Yankees, Tigers and Rangers. So what's the AL power structure, and where do NL contenders such as the Phillies (with their own deadline gem, Cliff Lee) and Dodgers fit into the mix?


 
How are the points calculated?
On a poll with 10 options, a No.1 ranking equals 10 points, a No.2 ranking equals 9 points, etc. The item with the most points will be ranked first.
 
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