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Orioles 6th in SI Power Rankings


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http://www.si.com/mlb/2014/07/14/mlb-power-rankings-athletics-rangers-orioles-marlins

Side note, has anyone been to the sports illustrated website lately? It's like they combined the worst features of traditional websites, mobile sites and Windows 8 into one big mess. Ick.

Yea what in the world was SI thinking. While I only really go to the site for Extra Mustard: Hot Clicks, that has even become a hassle. Someone is gonna get fired.

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Yea what in the world was SI thinking. While I only really go to the site for Extra Mustard: Hot Clicks, that has even become a hassle. Someone is gonna get fired.

I like some of their specific writers/content, especially for certain sports but as you mentioned it's a mess to navigate now.

Regarding these power rankings, nothing too insightful, but it's nice to see the birds getting some respect from major national outlets.

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I was really hoping we could of swept the Yankees and been 12 games over .500

going into the break but 10 games over is not too shabby. A key test is ahead on this Western road trip. A .500 road trip would be fine though I'd love to be greedy.

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http://www.si.com/mlb/2014/07/14/mlb-power-rankings-athletics-rangers-orioles-marlins

Side note, has anyone been to the sports illustrated website lately? It's like they combined the worst features of traditional websites, mobile sites and Windows 8 into one big mess. Ick.

I agree the new SI is awful, not sure I will go there at all anymore....unless they change it to something usable.

I guess coming out with a 5-5 record on this 10 game road trip after the break would be a positive, anything beyond that may be a bonus. Hopefully the confidence they have been playing with continues to propel them.

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LOL, along with the new website, there is also some major editing fail here:

Angels: Our No. 2 team in the rankings is also the No. 2 team in the AL West, and in both cases, it's very close. Los Angeles snagged all but one second-place vote to finish only 10 points behind Oakland, and its 57 wins are only two fewer than the Athletics' 57. Why are the Angels flying so high? The resurgence of Albert Pujols and the emergence of Garrett Richards have helped, but the biggest reason is the latest incredible season of an already incredible career being enjoyed by Mike Trout. The 22-year-old leads the AL in OPS (1.005 OPS, which leads the AL) and OPS+ (182 OPS+, the best in baseball) and is slashing .310/.400/.606 with 22 home runs. It's no wonder he's about to participate in his third All-Star Game in as many seasons.

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(JULY 21st)

The Orioles are down 2 spots from last week (6 to 8.)

http://espn.go.com/mlb/powerrankings

1)1 Athletics (61-37)

2)1 Angels (59-38)

3)1 Tigers (54-41)

4)1 Giants (54-44)

5)1 Nationals (53-43)

6)1 Cardinals (54-45)

7)1 Dodgers (55-45)

8)1 ORIOLES (53-44)

9)1 Braves (54-44)

10) Brewers (54-45)

11) Pirates (52-46)

12) Mariners (52-46)

13) Reds (51-47)

14) Indians (50-48)

15) BLUE JAYS (51-48)

16) YANKEES (50-47)

17) Royals (48-49)

18) D-RAYS (47-53)

19) White Sox (47-52)

20) Mets (46-52)

21) REDSOX (46-52)

22) Marlins (45-52)

23) Twins (44-53)

24) Phillies (43-55)

25) Padres (43-55)

26) Diamondbacks (43-56)

27) Cubs (40-57)

28) Rockies (40-58)

29) Astros (41-58)

30) Rangers (39-59)

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Shot up from 8th to 2nd in Bleacher Reports Power Rankings.

2. Baltimore Orioles (58-46, Previous: 8)

Last Week's Results: 5-2

The Orioles had a tough task last week, facing the Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angels on the road, but they managed to walk away with a pair of series wins, maintaining a three-game lead in the AL East standings in the process.

It's no secret that the starting rotation has been the biggest question surrounding this team, so seeing the players combine to post a 1.96 ERA in 46 innings of work last week is about as big a positive as you can find for this team moving forward.

At this point the Orioles are more likely to target starting pitching depth than a front-of-the-rotation arm. They could also look to add another bullpen arm and upgrade at catcher. Even if it stands pat, this club looks to be the team to beat in the AL East, especially if it can keep pitching like it has of late.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2143176-mlb-power-rankings-an-updated-look-at-where-all-30-teams-stand/page/30

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Shot up from 8th to 2nd in Bleacher Reports Power Rankings.

2. Baltimore Orioles (58-46, Previous: 8)

Last Week's Results: 5-2

The Orioles had a tough task last week, facing the Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angels on the road, but they managed to walk away with a pair of series wins, maintaining a three-game lead in the AL East standings in the process.

It's no secret that the starting rotation has been the biggest question surrounding this team, so seeing the players combine to post a 1.96 ERA in 46 innings of work last week is about as big a positive as you can find for this team moving forward.

At this point the Orioles are more likely to target starting pitching depth than a front-of-the-rotation arm. They could also look to add another bullpen arm and upgrade at catcher. Even if it stands pat, this club looks to be the team to beat in the AL East, especially if it can keep pitching like it has of late.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2143176-mlb-power-rankings-an-updated-look-at-where-all-30-teams-stand/page/30

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(JULY 28th)

The Orioles are up 1 spot from last week (8 to 7.)

http://espn.go.com/mlb/powerrankings

1)1 Athletics (65-39)

2)1 Angels (63-41)

3)1 Tigers (57-45)

4)1 Nationals (57-45)

5) Brewers (59-47)

6)1 Dodgers (55-45)

7)1 ORIOLES (58-46)

8)1 Giants (57-48)

9)1 Braves (57-48)

10)1 Cardinals (56-48)

11) Pirates (55-49)

12) YANKEES (54-50)

13) BLUE JAYS (56-50)

14) D-RAYS (51-54)

15) Mariners (54-51)

16) Royals (53-51)

17) Reds (52-52)

18) Indians (52-53)

19) Marlins (51-53)

20) White Sox (51-55)

21) Mets (50-55)

22) RED SOX (48-57)

23) Padres (46-58)

24) Twins (47-57)

25) Phillies (46-59)

26) Diamondbacks (45-60)

27) Cubs (42-61)

28) Rockies (43-61)

29) Astros (42-63)

30) Rangers (41-64)

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(JULY 28th)

The Orioles are up 1 spot from last week (8 to 7.)

http://espn.go.com/mlb/powerrankings

1)1 Athletics (65-39)

2)1 Angels (63-41)

3)1 Tigers (57-45)

4)1 Nationals (57-45)

5) Brewers (59-47)

6)1 Dodgers (55-45)

7)1 ORIOLES (58-46)

8)1 Giants (57-48)

9)1 Braves (57-48)

10)1 Cardinals (56-48)

11) Pirates (55-49)

12) YANKEES (54-50)

13) BLUE JAYS (56-50)

14) D-RAYS (51-54)

15) Mariners (54-51)

16) Royals (53-51)

17) Reds (52-52)

18) Indians (52-53)

19) Marlins (51-53)

20) White Sox (51-55)

21) Mets (50-55)

22) RED SOX (48-57)

23) Padres (46-58)

24) Twins (47-57)

25) Phillies (46-59)

26) Diamondbacks (45-60)

27) Cubs (42-61)

28) Rockies (43-61)

29) Astros (42-63)

30) Rangers (41-64)

Thanks for posting.

I think SI pays too much attention to record and not enough to schedule strength. The Brewers and Nationals are simply not better than either the O's or the Dodgers.

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Thanks for posting.

I think SI pays too much attention to record and not enough to schedule strength. The Brewers and Nationals are simply not better than either the O's or the Dodgers.

I agree.

I think that we are somewhere between #4 and # 6.

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