Re: ESPN Power Rankings
This doesn't illustrate how out of touch either one is, what this illustrates is what they created the power rankings to do, generate business and get people talking. To me, baseball is a great sport because there can be such a debate over who is the strongest team. Baseball games are won in all different fashions. A team can be tearing up the opposition on offense and shutting them down on defense, or a team can be like the reds and tearing up the opposition on offense with less than stellar defense and pitching, or a team can be winning seemingly by luck in 1 or 2 run games that are low scoring. The question then becomes who is the most powerful, of course the first answer would be the one tearing it up on offense and dominating on defense and pitching, but after that which one takes over? At the end of the year the power rankings mean nothing, the win loss record means everything, but during the season for some reason the media thinks power rankings actually mean something, when they don't in reality. At the end of the day, a win is a win and a loss is a loss, whoever has the best ratio of wins to losses is the winner.
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