Time to break out a new feature. Joining the illustrious ranks of Thirsty Thursday, the Saturday Poll, Phlashback Phriday and other intermittently accomplished posts is...The Power Rankings.
We won't be ranking teams like the other Power Ranking rankers do. Instead, we will be ranking the individual players on the team in three categories: position players, starters and relievers.
The criteria are simple. The rankings will be based on who we have the most confidence in at the time of the rankings. Overall talent and past performances will bias the rankings slightly, but the goal is to provide a snapshot of who's excelling currently and who is playing like Eric Bruntlett. So, without further adieu, the very first WSBGM's Power Rankings.
1. Raul Ibanez - In a homer drought, though.
2. Jimmy Rollins - Lots of hits and homers recently.
3. Jayson Werth - Here by default.
4. Shane Victorino - A little banged up drops him a spot or two.
5. Chase Utley - Slumping right now.
6. Pedro Feliz - Nothing spectacular.
7. Ben Francisco - Great addition to Lee trade.
8. Ryan Howard - As Charles Barkley would say, "Trr-able."
9. Greg Dobbs - Nice sideburns.
10. Carlos Ruiz - Only hits in World Series.
11. Matt Stairs - Moon shots are falling short.
12. Paul Bako - Nothing positive to say.
13. a phonebook - more likely to get on base than...
14. Eric Bruntlett - Gag.
1. Cliff Lee - Should continue domination.
2. JA Happ - Bullpen, schmullpen.
3. Joe Blanton - Heavy B coming up big.
4. Cole Hamels - Yup. 4th.
5. Pedro Martinez - That's how much I don't trust...
6. Jamie Moyer - Sorry.
1. Ryan Madson - Solid.
2. Chan Ho Park - Rough game Saturday hasn't shaken our confidence.
3. Scott Eyre - Great ERA. Too situational to be higher.
4. Brad Lidge - Still no confidence.
5. Tyler Walker - Sure. Whatever.
6. Rodrigo Lopez - Ehh.
7. Kyle Kendrick - Meh.
DL'd - Romero, Durbin, Condrey, Myers.