Where each team ranks following the Winter Meetings in this week’s MLB Power Rankings.
This week’s MLB Power Rankings will take a look at the last week or so for all 30 teams. Gathered together for the Winter Meetings, it was a chance for more action in the hot stove.
Some teams made splashes. Some put their feet in the water. Others made the excuse that they didn’t have a swimsuit and remained silent.
Plenty of clubs hopped over their opponents while some fell behind. How does each MLB team measure up following the Winter Meetings?
30) MLB Power Rankings: Oakland Athletics
There will come a day when the Oakland Athletics change their logo to a white flag. The team is as non-competitive as it gets. Still in the hunt to trade Sean Murphy, we can only question if finally dealing away their desirable young catcher is a win for them in the MLB Power Rankings or a loss. We’ll have to wait to see what they get back.
29) MLB Power Rankings: Washington Nationals
The National League version of the Athletics, the Washington Nationals are about just as ready to lose 100 games. The Nationals at least seem to have some direction. They’re waiting out the end of long contracts to Patrick Corbin and Stephen Strasburg. Meanwhile, the rest of the team will be built around young players and maybe a piece they look to trade at the deadline.
28) MLB Power Rankings: Cincinnati Reds
There is hope for the Cincinnati Reds to be better in 2022. Things couldn’t be much worse so it’s a matter of perspective. The Reds won’t be buying this offseason. With few pieces left to trade since they sent Luis Castillo westward, they are serious challengers for the worst record in baseball next season.
27) MLB Power Rankings: Kansas City Royals
Another team not looking to do much more than show up, the Kansas City Royals aren’t close to winning again. The only free agent they lost was Zack Greinke which isn’t a major blow to their success. No logical move at the Winter Meetings could have made them much better. They’re a team waiting out to see if Bobby Witt Jr. is a future star. Keep your fingers crossed, Kansas City fans.
26) MLB Power Rankings: Pittsburgh Pirates
The Pittsburgh Pirates have actually added big leaguers to their roster this offseason. Additions of Jin-Man Choi and Carlos Santana give the offense a boost. The future of outfielder Bryan Reynolds is up in the air ever since he requested a trade from Pittsburgh. Does he not realize how beautiful a ballpark they have? He probably is fed up with losing and knows how popular he is on the trade market right now. Let’s see if someone can pry him away from the Pirates and make their own leap up the MLB Power Rankings.