February 23rd, 2011
by fantasyfootballmaniaxs

With MLB spring training underway, it’s time for the first preseason MLB power rankings. There are many solid teams out there, but I know, with almost 100 percent certainty, which team is worst.

For these initial rankings, I considered last year’s final standings and offseason moves. Pitching and offensive prowess were also factors, with pitching holding more value between the two.

1. Phillies – Boasting the best starting rotation in baseball with reigning NL Cy Young winner Roy Halladay and 2008 AL winner Cliff Lee leading the way. Philadelphia also has a strong offense with Ryan Howard, Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley in the middle. Losing Jayson Werth won’t be as big a deal as some would think. Great pitching + lots of offense + solid defense = my favorite out of the gates to win it all.

2. Red Sox – Had great offseason acquisitions in Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez that will help both offensively and defensively. Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz are very good young arms and the bullpen was bolstered as well. Bobby Jenks gives them another solid closer if Jonathan Papelbon struggles or is traded. The Sox should win the division, but if this team wants to contend for a title, they’re going to need Josh Beckett to perform better than he did in 2010, and I believe he will…


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