May 22, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Yankees left fielderZoilo Almonte
(24) steals second base as Chicago White Sox shortstopAlexei Ramirez
(10) makes a tag during the sixth inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
Somehow the Chicago White Sox moved up on the CBS Sports MLB Power Rankings list released on May 21.
The White Sox are currently No. 19 on the list, moving up three spots from last week’s No. 22 position on the list.
CBS Sports wrote the following about the White Sox:
"“They lead the league in bullpen walks by a healthy margin. Not much is more frustrating than seeing a reliever come in and start putting guys on.”"
I don’t know if this higher ranking is as much as how well the White Sox played before the release of this list, or just how bad other teams are doing.
Since the release of the Power Rankings, the White Sox defeated the New York Yankees, 3-2, moving to 24-25 overall this season, Thursday.
The No. 1 overall team on the list are the Oakland Athletics, followed by the reigning AL Central champion Detroit Tigers at No. 2.
Chicago is ranked about where they belong, the ranking could be in the mid 20s and I could agree with that as well.
As for the division the White Sox play in, second through fifth in the AL Central is very close, and it looks like will continue to be a close battle for the second place spot for the rest of the season.
You never know, maybe second place in the AL Central will be good enough for one of the two AL Wild Card spots. To overtake the Tigers, the White Sox and the rest of the division will really have to play a more consistent brand of baseball as the season continues.
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