Normally we don’t care about someone else’s list unless it’s totally off-base, and a great example of that popped up this afternoon:
After this weekend's sweep, there's only one choice for No. 1 in our MLB Power Rankings. pic.twitter.com/wCmAsCh6YR
— ESPN (@espn) August 6, 2018
Top half looks fine. Those are five of the best teams in baseball. Beyond that, the Indians are a division leader with a .500 road record and just won four of five games. The A’s have 67 wins.
I’m not sure if the Diamondbacks are better than the Phillies, but we’ll find out over the next few days. I am, however, sure that leaving out the Phils for the Braves is ludicrous, considering that one team leads the NL East and the other does not.
At least one player finds the omission to be disrespectful: