Another week in, and we have yet to find a unanimous choice for No. 1. Voters split their votes for the top team again, this time between the Washington Nationals, the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees, with the Baltimore Orioles bounced from top-spot consideration this week and the Chicago Cubs still in the mix as their lineup starts to heat up.
O’s-Red Sox, Round 2! Will fists fly at Fenway?
The bad blood is boiling as the Birds hit Boston for a four-game set starting tonight. We call out the culprits behind the two teams’ recent brouhaha — and get ready to rumble.
Despite a tight pack up top, there was still some major movement up and down. The Cincinnati Reds tumbled 11 spots after seeing another tough week erase their initial strong start, while the surprising Chicago White Sox made their own move up 11 spots, as well as back into the thick of the early race in the AL Central. Some other traditional contenders also climbed back toward the top, with the Texas Rangers up seven rungs, while the St. Louis Cardinals gained five spots.
Perhaps the biggest surprise, however, was the tumble of the Kansas City Royals, as the 2015 world champs burrowed all the way to the basement. Can a long-expected sell-off of their future free agents be far behind?