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    Re: Power Rankngs ESPN

    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    Those are the only power rankings worth reading, IMO. I always look forward to his well-researched rundown of recent play.
    "I never argue with people who say baseball is boring, because baseball is boring. And then, suddenly, it isn't. And that's what makes it great." - Joe Posnanski

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    Re: Power Rankngs ESPN

    the multiple football shows is a tribute to the drawing power of football (even in the offseason) vs the drawing power of baseball. Baseball is highly regional, fans generally care a lot about their home team, not so much about the team 2 or 3 states over or on the other coast.

    On the rankings, the easiest way to look at it is to "flip the book" lets say they had the Reds #1 at the start of the season, then the Reds go out on the road and sweep the cubs, then lose 2 of 3 on the road to the nationals. Is there really any good reason in baseball to drop the Reds significantly, this early in the season for one week? to compare it to football, that would be like reworking your power rankings b/w the 1:00 games and the 4:00 games of week 1.

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    Re: Power Rankngs ESPN

    Well, at least we won't have to worry about ESPiN keeping the Reds out of No. 1 in the power rankings for awhile.

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    Re: Power Rankngs ESPN

    Despite the Reds only losing 1 game last week, the Reds have dropped a spot? And the Cardinals are still ahead?

    And how did Detroit move up a spot after having a putrid week?

    And how has the Nationals only dropped 1 spot after last week as well?

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    Re: Power Rankngs ESPN

    Quote Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1 View Post
    despite the reds only losing 1 game last week, the reds have dropped a spot? And the cardinals are still ahead?

    And how did detroit move up a spot after having a putrid week?

    And how has the nationals only dropped 1 spot after last week as well
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    Re: Power Rankngs ESPN

    Does the "Worlwide Leader" (of Derrell Revis coverage on Monday mornings in April, while 45 MLB games have been played over the weekend & after 8 NBA playoff games over the weekend)....grrrrhhhhh

    Back to the question - Does ESPN have any merit at all to actually watching their baseball coverage.... I never watch baseball tonight, I just never see it come on.
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    Re: Power Rankngs ESPN

    Off twitter : NL Central 3 of Top 5

    Buster Olney‏@Buster_ESPN4h

    This week’s Top 10: 1. St. Louis. 2. Cincinnati. 3. Boston. 4. Oakland. 5. PIT. 6. ATL. 7. Detroit. 8. BAL. 9. Texas 10. Arizona. Fire away.

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    Re: Power Rankngs ESPN

    Well...it's pretty amazing considering that the NL holds the top 3 winning %s in baseball right now (including NL and AL). It likely can't be sustained due to the number of games they play against eachother, but man that's crazy.
    I see great things in baseball. It's our game.

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