Two MLB Power Rankings in one week? Why not!
The Major League Baseball trade deadline has come and gone, but it was a crazy two days while it lasted with Juan Soto, Frankie Montas, Jorge Lopez, Luis Castillo and several other players switching teams ahead of the stretch run.
1. Houston Astros (+400) Last Week: No. 1
The Astros bolstered their bullpen and grabbed two key bats in Christian Vasquez and Trey Mancini.
2. New York Yankees (+350) LW: No. 2
Hard to hate what the Yankees did, as they brought in Frankie Montas, two relievers, CF Harrison Bader and got rid of Joey Gallo. They are currently the favorites at WynnBET.
3. Los Angeles Dodgers (+400) LW: No. 3
Does Joey Gallo just need a change of scenery to turn things around? The Dodgers sure hope so.
4. New York Mets (+750) LW: No. 4
The Mets made several small moves to position themselves for a big playoff run in 2022. Plus, Jacob deGrom was lights out in his start on Tuesday.
5. Atlanta Braves (+1000) LW: No. 5
The Braves made the final move at the deadline, grabbing reliever Raisel Iglesias, and they looked poised for another World Series run.
6. San Diego Padres (+1200) LW: No. 7
The Padres landed Juan Soto, Brandon Drury and Josh Hader. They won the deadline and it's not particularly close.
7. Toronto Blue Jays (+1200) LW: No. 6
The Jays added a few bullpen arms, but otherwise it was an underwhelming deadline.
8. Seattle Mariners (+3000) LW: No. 10
The Mariners grabbed the best starter on the market in Luis Castillo.
9. Milwaukee Brewers (+2000) LW: No. 8
The Brewers curiously traded away Josh Hader, and even though they got a solid return, he's going to be tough to replace.
10. Philadelphia Phillies (+5000) LW: No. 14
The Phillies are all in. They brought in Brandon Marsh, Noah Syndergaard and David Robertson. They clearly think they have a good chance of locking up a wild card spot.
11. St. Louis Cardinals (+4000) LW: No. 10
The Cardinals added some pitching with Jose Quintana and Jordan Montgomery, but they struck out in the Soto sweepstakes.
12. Minnesota Twins (+4000) LW: No. 11
It's hard not to love what the Twins did, adding All-Star closer Jorge Lopez as well as Michael Fulmer and Tyler Mahle to improve their staff.
13. Tampa Bay Rays (+3000) LW: No. 9
The Rays watched some other AL contenders make bigger moves at the deadline.
14. Cleveland Guardians (+10000) LW: No. 13
Cleveland stood pat at the deadline, and I don't know if it has the firepower to truly make a run.
15. Chicago White Sox (+4000) LW: No. 15
The White Sox believe in their guys, as they did very little at the deadline. Still, they are just two games out in the AL Central.
16. San Francisco Giants (+6000) LW: No. 16
The Giants held onto Carlos Rodon, which tells me they're going to try to make a run at a playoff spot.
17. Baltimore Orioles (+20000) LW: No. 17
I'm disappointed the Orioles were sellers despite being three games out in the AL wild card race.
18. Boston Red Sox (+6000) LW: No. 17
I don't know what Boston was doing, bringing in some average vets and trading away catcher Christian Vasquez.
19. Miami Marlins (+50000) LW: No. 19
Miami sold at the deadline, as we expected given their injuries and recent offensive struggles.
20. Texas Rangers (+50000) LW: No. 20
The Rangers aren't going to make the playoffs, but they didn't sell off a bunch of guys either.
21. Colorado Rockies (+200000) LW: No. 21
The Rockies failed to make a move, but they did re-sign players at the deadline. A weird move to say the least.
22. Arizona Diamondbacks (+200000) LW: No. 22
Arizona moved David Peralta, and it's too far out to compete in the NL playoff race.
23. Los Angeles Angels (+50000) LW: No. 23
The Angels kept Shohei Ohtani, but they still sold at the deadline. The writing was on the wall.
24. Chicago Cubs (+200000) LW: No. 25
I don't know what the Cubs are doing, as they kept Willson Contreras and Ian Happ. They have to extend them now, right?
25. Kansas City Royals (+200000) LW: No. 26
The Royals got rid of a bunch of vets, which should help them accelerate a rebuild.
26. Detroit Tigers (+200000) LW: No. 27
Michael Fulmer was traded within the divsion, as the Tigers are waving the white flag on 2022.
27. Cincinnati Reds (+500000) LW: No. 28
The Reds traded away Tyler Mahle, Luis Castillo and Brandon Drury, selling high on just about everyone they could.
28. Pittsburgh Pirates (+200000) LW: No. 24
The Pirates got something for Jose Quintana, which is good considering this team is far from contending.
29. Oakland Athletics (+500000) LW: No. 29
Oakland has traded away about every talented player on the roster over the past year.
30. Washington Nationals (+500000) LW: No. 30
You trade Juan Soto, you finish last in the Power Rankings. Those are the rules.
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