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MLB Power Rankings: Tigers shoot up to... 26??

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Okay, let's get the disclaimer out of the way:

  1. Yes, I know Power Rankings are just some people's opinion and they don't mean squat when it comes to anything in terms of playoffs at the end of the season.
  2. Yes, I know that the Tigers are only 8-5, that they play in the weak central, and that they hadn't played anyone who's "good" yet.

Yes still, I gotta say I'm feeling a bit like the Tigers are being under valued at 26.  I'm definitely not saying that they should be top of the heap, but if nothing else I think they deserve to be at least middle of the pack.  Yes, I know they've only played the Pirates (ranked 30th) and the Royals (28th).  But they've also split with the Reds (12th).  So why so low?

Consider the White Sox.  Who have they played? Twins (ranked 4th, but have a 1-2 record against), Red (1-2), Cleveland (Ranked 7th, 2-4 record against), Royals (2-1), and Brewers (19th, 2-2).  That doesn't exactly look like a wonderful record against quality opposition, and yet the Sox actually went up a spot to 13th place despite losing 2 of 3 over the weekend and having and 8-8 record.

Here are some other notable teams ahead of the Tigers: The 2-3 Cardinals (14th), the 4-6 Phillies (16th), the 4-7 Nationals (17th), and the 5-11 Angels (20th).  All teams with a losing record who are ranked well above the Tigers.

Again, I'm not advocating that the Tigers be ranked at the top... probably not even top ten.  But I think they've at least earned a middle of the pack ranking with what they've done on the field.


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If all previous seasons were erased from people's memories they probably would be ranked higher. Unfortunately that isn't the case so they're gonna have to do more for people to give them any credit. 

With that said if they truly are just basing it off this year and how they have performed thus far then I agree they should be higher.   Id put them in the low teens probably. 

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Okay, so you know how I was arguing that the Tigers were underrated?  Yeah... um... forget that please.  :(

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