The Chicago White Sox cracked the MLB’s top-ten power rankings as they came in at nine.
The Chicago White Sox did something they haven’t done in a long time. They cracked the MLB’s top-ten in their weekly power rankings. After rebuilding for a few years, it felt like this would be a year where they played well. Well, they have played well and have won seven of their last eight games. It has been a very good year and it looks like they have a legit chance to make it to the playoffs for the first time since 2008.
Coming in at number nine in the rankings is nice but to be honest, it isn’t nice enough. When you look at some of the teams ahead of them, it is clear that these rankings are flawed. For example, going into the day, the Chicago Cubs had the same number of wins and had just got smoked in two out of three games to the White Sox. The Cubs are ranked sixth which just doesn’t make any sense.
The Atlanta Braves are at eight which seems like it could go either way and the rival Cleveland Indians are seventh. It feels like the White Sox can jump the Indians in the rankings if they pass them in the real standings. At the end of the day, however, these are all great teams that deserve to have the respect of Major League Baseball right now.
The White Sox have won seven of their last eight games so that is the reason they jumped from 16th to 9th on the chart. If they can start a new big winning streak now they should be able to climb the ladder even more. This is awesome that we are at the point where we can be mad about power rankings. Even when they get them wrong like they seem to have here, it is fun that the White Sox are good enough to be in the conversation. This upcoming week will have a lot to do with them staying in the mix for the top-ten or not.