MLB Power Rankings: Week 4


MLB Power Rankings: Week 4

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.

White Sox RF Adam Eaton among finalists for Gold Glove Award

White Sox RF Adam Eaton among finalists for Gold Glove Award

White Sox right fielder Adam Eaton is one of three finalists for a Rawlings Gold Glove.

Eaton, Boston’s Mookie Betts and Houston’s George Springer were named as the American League right field candidates on Thursday.

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A 2014 finalist in center field, Eaton finished second behind Betts in Defensive Runs Saved with 22, according to Eaton also finished with an Ultimate Zone Rating of 23.1 and led all outfielders with 18 assists.

Eaton batted .284/.362/.428 with 14 home runs, 59 RBIs and 91 runs scored. He also stole 14 bases and was worth 6.0 Wins Above Replacement.

White Sox Talk Podcast: National media fails to recognize White Sox as 2005 champs


White Sox Talk Podcast: National media fails to recognize White Sox as 2005 champs

Chuck Garfien, Slavko Bekovic and Chris Kamka react to the national media blunders that failed to recognize the White Sox as 2005 World Series champions. 

Later, the guys discuss Jerry Reinsdorf's comments about cheering for the Cubs and break down what it takes to beat the Indians. 

Check out the latest edition of the White Sox Talk Podcast below: