Baseball Weekly Rates the Contenders

I got the latest copy of Baseball Weekly today. In it, they rate the 13 contenders (Red Sox, Yankees, Cardinals, Cubs, Giants, Rangers, Angels, Athletics, Braves, Astros, Dodgers, Twins, Padres) in various categories. Here is how the Yanks rate.

Batting Order
1. Red Sox
2. Yankees

Top of the Order
1. Yankees

Middle of the Order
1. Cardinals
2. Red Sox
3. Giants
4. Cubs
5. Yankees

Rotation (1-3 Starters)
1. Twins
2. Red Sox
3. Cubs
4. Padres
5. Yankees

Rotation (1-4 Starters)
1. Cubs
2. Yankees

Rotation (1-5 Starters)
1. Yankees

Closer
1. Dodgers
2. Yankees

Bullpen
1. Angels
2. Cardinals
3. Braves
4. Twins
5. Yankees

Health
1. Red Sox
2. Giants
3. Athletics
4. Cardinals
5. Yankees

Speed/Pressure
1. Angels
2. Cardinals
3. Dodgers
4. Twins
5. Astros
6. Braves
7. Yankees

Defense
1. Cardinals
2. Dodgers
3. Athletics
4. Giants
5. Rangers
6. Yankees

Experience
1. Yankees

Manager/Coaches
1. Yankees

Home Field
1. Twins
2. Red Sox
3. Yankees

Chemistry
1. Red Sox
2. Rangers
3. Cardinals
4. Twins
5. Yankees

Most Capable of Sweeping First Round
1. Cardinals
2. Yankees

Most Capable of Rallying from an 0-2 Deficit
1. Yankees

Overall
1. Yankees

Patrick O'Keefe

Managing online communities since 2000, I publish a collective of websites known as the iFroggy Network. I wrote the book Managing Online Forums and, as a public speaker, have presented for organizations like CNN, institutions like Australian National University and conferences like SXSW. More about me.

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