As you hopefully know by now, Stan the Fan is writing a weekly MLB Power Rankings column. It appears on pressboxonline.com every Monday by mid-day.
One of the great benefits of doing this each week is actually charting how each team is trending.
The Orioles have stumbled badly, losing 9 of their past 11 games. They have sprung more leaks than Carters’ has liver pills. However, they are not alone in that regard. And I am not just pointing to bad teams…in fact, pending the out come of two games late tonight (Friday, June 1st)-the Dodgers trailing against the Rockies and the Rangers leading the Angels 2-0 in the 6th inning, here is how the top 8 teams will have done so far this week:
# 1 Texas 2-2, # 2 LAD 0-5, # 3 Wash 0-3, # 4 NYY 2-2, # 5 Tampa 1-3, # 6 Baltimore 0-4, # 7 Miami 3-1 & # 8 STL 1-3. That is a combined 9-23 record for the week, by arguably the top 8 teams in the game.
So, be disappointed, pissed or say “I told you so”. But, the Orioles are not alone in swooning into June.