Monday, July 16, 2007

Latest Power Rankings: Dodgers at #8, Giants Get SI's Hate

The latest Power Rankings still have the Dodgers and Padres neck and neck near the top of the list:

San Diego Padres (#6)
Chris Young has a 1.14 ERA over his past 10 outings, with nine quality starts in there, yet his record is only 4-0 in that swing. And if that doesn't say just about everything that needs to be said about the balsa-swinging Padres, you're just not paying attention. General manager Kevin Towers has tried to add some punch with Milton Bradley and Michael Barrett. Can that be enough in a dogfight of a division?

Los Angeles Dodgers (#8)
The Dodgers took over first place in the NL West with a sweep of the lame Giants. New first baseman James Loney is hitting .385 with a 1.039 OPS through his first 27 games this season. If he can keep that up, the Dodgers can stay in first. But then there's the question: Can they really win with a back end of Chad Billingsley, Brett Tomko and Mark Hendrickson?

The "lame" Giants are down at #25, btw.


Anonymous said...

Hello Sports Illustrated,
Chad Billingsley is 6-0. He is going to be a great pitcher. Come out of your Boston and New York shell someday!!

Anonymous said...

I still cannot tell if you are a Giants fan.

Eric Karros said...

Anonymous is like the Joseph McCarthy of Giants fans

Steve Sax said...

I don't really like SI commentaries discussing Mark Hendrickson's back end.

Steve Sax said...

EK, I'm with you. I'm not having conversations with anonymous.