mlb_rankings_945
Rank   Team Record   Change   Comment
1 St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals 67-38
Brandon Moss has struggled lately, but the Cardinals had a need for offensive depth.
2 Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals 62-42
▲ 1
Ben Zobrist is a perfect fit for the Royals.
3 Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers 60-45
▼ 1
The Dodgers needed rotation help. They got some.
4 New York Yankees New York Yankees 59-45
You don't often see relievers notch saves in blowouts. But Adam Warren did in Tuesday's 21-5 drubbing of the Rangers.
5 Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates 61-43
Joakim Soria gives the Pirates another veteran reliever to call upon.
6 Houston Astros Houston Astros 60-46
Neat seeing the Astros swing for the fences with Carlos Gomez.
7 San Francisco Giants San Francisco Giants 57-47
▲ 3
It's not surprising that the Giants didn't have what it took to get Cole Hamel.
8 Chicago Cubs Chicago Cubs 57-47
▲ 3
Tommy Hunter gives the Cubs another versatile arm.
9 New York Mets New York Mets 55-50
▲ 3
Tyler Clippard fills another Mets' need.
10 Washington Nationals Washington Nationals 54-49
▼ 3
Jonathan Papelbon gives the Nationals another legitimate late-inning reliever.
11 Minnesota Twins Minnesota Twins 54-50
▼ 3
Aaron Hicks has been much better than many realize.
12 Toronto Blue Jays Toronto Blue Jays 54-52
▲ 1
You can't say the Blue Jays didn't try.
13 Baltimore Orioles Baltimore Orioles 54-50
▲ 2
Gerardo Parra is a smart fit for the Orioles.
14 Texas Rangers Texas Rangers 51-53
▲ 2
Adding Cole Hamels is a move for today and the future.
15 Los Angeles Angels Los Angeles Angels 55-49
▼ 6
The Angels really addressed their outfield weakness with three trades.
16 Arizona Diamondbacks Arizona Diamondbacks 50-53
▲ 3
Presumably Arizona will chase Aroldis Chapman again this winter.
17 Chicago White Sox Chicago White Sox 50-53
▲ 5
Rick Hahn didn't make any big moves, but that included keeping Jeff Samardzija for a possible late run.
18 San Diego Padres San Diego Padres 51-54
▲ 5
Did anyone think A.J. Preller would remain quiet at the deadline? Proves this game is unpredictable in many ways.
19 Detroit Tigers Detroit Tigers 51-54
▼ 5
Daniel Norris gives the Tigers an immediate rotation solution.
20 Tampa Bay Rays Tampa Bay Rays 52-54
▼ 3
Chris Archer threw another gem―and somehow took the loss.
21 Cleveland Indians Cleveland Indians 48-56
▼ 3
Rob Kaminsky gives the Indians a plausible back-of-the-rotation starter.
22 Seattle Mariners Seattle Mariners 48-58
▼ 2
The M's got a few interesting arms for Mark Lowe.
23 Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox 47-59
▲ 2
Hard to see how Josh Rutledge fits into Boston's plans moving forward.
24 Oakland Athletics Oakland Athletics 47-59
Expect the A's to make more changes during the winter.
25 Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves 47-58
▼ 4
Jonny Gomes could be an August trade candidate.
26 Cincinnati Reds Cincinnati Reds 47-56
In the end, the Reds had no reason to trade Jay Bruce.
27 Colorado Rockies Colorado Rockies 44-59
▲ 1
If nothing else, at least the Rockies sent LaTroy Hawkins to a contender.
28 Milwaukee Brewers Milwaukee Brewers 44-62
▼ 1
So begins the Brewers' rebuild.
29 Miami Marlins Miami Marlins 43-62
Naturally the Marlins traded their competitive-balance pick.
30 Philadelphia Phillies Philadelphia Phillies 41-65
The Phillies got a haul for Cole Hamels.

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