Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Season 19 Preseason Power Rankings

Leon Jackson - Senior Writer - Cobbfather Post Gazette

A new season is upon us, and we took a shot at ranking the team preseason.  Looks like it will be another great year in Cobbfather, good luck to all teams in the regular season.  Now, here's the preseason power rankings!



Season 18

Team  W L Comments
1 Vancouver  115 47 Look primed and ready for another title run
2 Tampa Bay  106 56 Not all about Haselman, offense is good too
3 Colorado Springs 104 58 2 time CY winner Mieses joins a great staff
4 Pittsburgh  103 59 Has reigning MVP and CY winners amongst others
5 Kansas City  95 67 This excellent roster now has an active owner!
6 El Paso  95 67 Last year's NL champs should be good again.
7 Little Rock 99 63 Well balanced team with a lot of power
8 St. Louis 78 84 Offense is great, just need pitching to step up
9 Los Angeles 88 74 Great pitching, but do they have enough on offense?
10 Dover 77 85 Improved alot through top FA Kondou and via trades
11 Durham  79 83 Spent $196 mil on 2 top SP's this offseason. 
12 Syracuse  86 76 Nice power on offense, will pitching improve? 
13 New York (NL) 83 79 Adding Moreno is a boost to the offense.  
14 Austin  92 70 Norman LaPorta should put them in contention again
15 Boston  77 85 Signed top SP FA Almanzar, is it enough to contend?
16 Detroit  84 78 Losing Almanzar hurts, but still good pieces here
17 Omaha  89 73 Needs offense to improve, great pitching 
18 Buffalo  88 74 Nice pitching, but offense is a question mark. 
19 New York (AL) 84 78 Pitching is pretty solid, will the offense produce?
20 Arizona  85 77 Has a few stars, is the supporting cast good enough?
21 Cleveland  83 79 Has some great talent on offense, will pitching hold up?
22 Atlanta  70 92 Has some good minors talent, will they get the call?
23 Boise 75 87 Offense has good power, can they take the next step?
24 Burlington  56 106 Picked up some nice free agents, should be improved
25 Minnesota  73 89 Pitching is decent, offense could use a little help
26 Washington 71 91 Team is coming along, but need a few more pieces
27 Colorado  80 82 Got hit hard with departing free agents
28 Texas 62 100 Coming along, but still rebuilding
29 Seattle  57 105 Still looks to be a few players away.
30 Charlotte  50 112 Not as bad as their record last year, should improve
31 Honolulu  52 110 Rebuild still ongoing
32 Florida  56 106 Will their prospects hit the bigs anytime soon? 

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