MLB Power Rankings: Week 4

MLB Power Rankings: Week 4
April 30, 2012, 10:09 pm
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Every Monday throughout the regular season, we'll be ranking all 30 MLB teams -- take a look and offer up your thoughts in the comments or to us on twitter @CubsTalkCSN or @WhiteSoxTalkCSN.

Previous rankings: Preseason Week 1 Week 2 Week 3

JJ Comments 1

Tony: Best team in MLB...if Hamilton is healthy.
JJ: The best in AL at scoring (120) & preventing (67) runs.

Tony: Two walk-off losses in Wrigley hurt.
JJ: Nearly best in NL at scoring (113) & preventing (60) runs.

Tony: The Chosen One has joined the team.
JJ: Worse haircut: Bryce Harper or Bill Gates?

Tony: They look good if Price, Zobrist are right.
JJ: A productive Jason Heyward has been huge.
Tony: Off to a fantasticly surprising start.
JJ: Matt Kemp (11) has more home runs than the Cubs (8)
Tony: Can their rotation hold up?
JJ: Surprisingly, offense rates fourth-best in baseball.

Tony: This team shouldn't get swept by SEA.
JJ: Second-highest starter ERA in MLB negated by best offense.

Tony: Hudson return is a big boost.
JJ: Quick and painful regression to the mean for White Sox, Twins.

Tony: Four straight losses this week hurts.
JJ: Anyone notice their team OBP is at .305?

Tony: The O's are for real, just ask the Blue Jays.
JJ: 3.42 ERA from starters is probably a mirage.

Tony: Is Bruce on his way to superstardom?
JJ: Lincecum's gonna be fine.

Tony: Hey! Signs of life! This team can win!
JJ: Wholly average, but good enough for 1st in division.

Tony: Desperately need Utley, Howard back.
JJ: Need Upton to hit for power to carry lineup.

Tony: Watch out, looks like Lincecum has found it again.
JJ: BruceVotto are great, but can anyone else hit?

Tony: Peavy looks awesome, but needs to close out W's.
JJ: They'll come crashing back, but let 'em have this.

Tony: They're in first at end of April? Huh.
JJ: Missed a great early chance to gain on Detroit.

Tony: They're going to need Gallardo.
JJ: With their pitching, they can't be this bad, right?

Tony: Ailing D-Backs still holding on.
JJ: One of 3 NL teams to allow 100 runs.

Tony: Maybe Trout will help in SouthLAAnd?
JJ: At 49, Jamie Moyer has been their best SP.

Tony: Who players Moyer in the movie? Dennis Quaid?
JJ: Blech.

Tony: Just imagine where they'd be if Ike could hit.
JJ: Probably too harsh; allowed 25 more runs than scored.

Tony: See? They're not so bad. Are they finding groove?
JJ: Bad offense, good pitching.

Tony: Is the drama getting to them?
JJ: Even worse offense, good pitching.

Tony: They're scoring runs! Well...kinda.
JJ: Offense has scored 16 more runs than the Angels. 25

Tony: They may set record for lack of attendance.
JJ: Only NL team to score fewer runs: Pittsburgh.

Tony: Did that Humber perfecto wake them up?
JJ: Shoutout to them for staying out of the basement.

Tony: Liriano just doesn't look right.
JJ: "Our Time" is 2012's "All In," apparently. 28

Tony: Well, at least they won some games, eh?
JJ: Good series wins this week, overall outlook is blah.

Tony: Lead the MLB in losses.
JJ: Do they move the fences in?

Tony: They're coming back to Earth a bit.
JJ: MLB-worst starting rotation.