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2016 MLB Weekly Power Rankings

By John Manuel:

MLB Power Rankings – 8/31/16:

1- Chicago Cubs 83-47
End of the season goal: World Series of busted season.

2- Texas Rangers 78-54
Goal: Get to World Series

3- Washington Nationals 76-55
Goal: Need to win playoff series and make WS

4- Toronto Blue Jays 75-56
Goal: Hold off Red Sox and Orioles for division

5- Cleveland Indians 74-56
Goal: Win division and get at least 2nd spot

6- Los Angeles Dodgers 73-58
Goal: Win division but also win playoff series

7- Boston Red Sox 73-58
Goal: Win world series or bust in Papi’s final run

8- San Francisco Giants 71-59
Goal: Overtake Dodgers but just get in playoffs

9- St. Louis Cardinals 69-61
Goal: Make playoffs and see what happens

10- Baltimore Orioles 71-60
Goal: Make playoffs

11- Detroit Tigers 70-61
Goal: Make wildcard game

12- Houston Astros 69-62
Goal: Return to playoffs

13- Kansas City Royals 69-62
Goal: Try to make playoffs but injuries will make it tough

14- Seattle Mariners 68-63
Goal: Finish strong but hope to get some breaks and be in it last week

15- Pittsburgh Pirates 67-62
Goal: Try and slip into wild card

16- New York Yankees 67-63
Goal: Keep riding Sanchez and staying in it

17- Miami Marlins 67-64
Goal: Work for Stanton return in 2017

18- NY Mets 67-64
Goal: Gotta work for wildcard

19- Chicago White Sox 63-67
Goal: Work on where this team is headed

20- Colorado Rockies 63-68
Goal: Play spoiler for Dodgers and Giants

21- Philadelphia Phillies 60-71
Goal: Keep working the young guys for the future

22- Tampa Bay Rays 55-75
Goal: Decide if its a full rebuild again

23- LA Angels 57-74
Goal: Keep getting momentum for 2017

24- Oakland Athletics 57-74
Goal: Stop fighting each other

25- San Diego Padres 55-75
Goal: No clue what they should do

26- Milwaukee Brewers 56-75
Goal: Get ready for Packer season

27- Cincinnati Reds 55-75
Goal: Decide if Joey Votto is worth trading this off season

28- Arizona Diamondbacks 55-76
Goal: Figure if they blowing the Goldschmidt prime

29- Atlanta Braves 48-83
Goal: Celebrate being out of number 30

30- Minnesota Twins 49-82
Goal: Get a win!