Re: ESPN Sweetspot Power Rankings
If anyone cares, I would have to put my top 10 for next year at....
3. Blue Jays
6. San Francisco
I think the Reds have a better lineup top to bottom, starting rotation top to bottom, and bullpen than the Nats. While the Jays could become Miami 2.0, I don't see that happening. No Ozzie, and they also have Joey Bats, Edwin, Melky, Dickey. Rays are the best run team in baseball, if they have Longo all year (big if) they can be a force. Tigers have Victor back, to add to the lineup. Still have Verlander, and a quality staff behind him. Only question mark is the pen. San Fran has a good rotation (I expect a bit of a bounce back for Big Time Timmy Jim), and a good overall team led by Posey. Oakland could very well fall off the deep end, this one is just a gut thing. Angels have potent lineup, but pitching is very shaky. Braves and Cards because I ran out of teams I liked.
I think Texas is due for a big drop. Lost Hamilton, didn't replace him with that much (although losing Young off the roster is a pretty big plus). And the pitching staff isn't spectacular. Darvish could take another step forward, and Harrison is a pretty good pitcher, but neither of them are sure things imho.