MLB Power Rankings 2: Do The Mariners Move Up?

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 04: Ichiro Suzuki
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The Top Shelf: 10-1

SEATTLE, WA – APRIL 15: Felix Hernandez
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Finally, we reach the absolute pinnacle of the sport. These 10 teams are just not fighting for playoff spots. In fact, any one of these 10 teams is fully capable of winning a World Series in 2018.

  • 10- Milwaukee Brewers

  • 9- Colorado Rockies

  • 8- Cleveland Indians

  • 7- Arizona Diamondbacks

  • 6- Chicago Cubs

  • 5- Boston Red Sox

  • 4- New York Yankees

  • 3- Los Angeles Dodgers

  • 2- Washington Nationals

  • 1- Houston Astros

Yes, the Astros still sit atop these Power Rankings. Their starting staff is filthy. Every single pitcher in it is capable of throwing a no-hitter on any given night. The lineup is still ridiculous and deep. The bullpen is the biggest issue for the Astros, and it is still really good.

Despite the slow start of the Dodgers and Yankees, even a fool would have to acknowledge how uber-talented those rosters are. 15 games are not going to scare me off of them. Talk to me again at the 60’ish game mark.

The hardest bit of work on this list comes from the 5-8 spots. All 4 of these teams are pretty interchangeable and could be put in any order without much debate from me.

Next: Sodo Mojo Mariners Round Table #4: Ichiro, Felix and More!

So there you have it. Our second set of Power Ranks is here. What did you think? Were we too high on anybody? Are you satisfied with the ranking of the Mariners? Whether you are or not, one thing is for certain: it is going to be a fun season for us in the Pacific Northwest.