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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Weekly Rankings

1. Houston Hangovers (last week #1) (101-47) - 16-7 for the week, the Hangovers continue their reign as #1 and are the first team to 100 wins. Won series vs. LA, Montgomery, and Buffalo. They continue to own the own the best exp % at .707, and also the best run differential. They boast the #1 batting staff, #4 pitching staff, and #9 fielding unit. +340 run differential

2. Montreal Garde Imperiale (last week #2) (98-50) An average 12-11 week sees the Garde barely hanging on vs. a charging Cincinnati. Took 2 of 3 from Cincy, Burlington, and San Juan, but lost series to San Juan, Atlanta, and Santa Cruz. #2 Batting unit carrying #14 pitching staff and sub-par fielding squad. run differential of +190 (only -2 for the week)

3. Cincinnati Redlegs (last week #5) (98-50) A 17-6 week rights the sinking ship that was once the Redlegs. Swept St. Louis, Durham, and New Orleans. Would be #2 if not for a series loss to Montreal. Top 10 in all three categories. Run differential of +171 (+41 for the week)

4. Hartford (last week #3) (89-59) - An average 12-11 week drops the Whalers one spot in the rankings. Series losses to Cleveland and Norfolk were offset by wins vs. Tampa, Honolulu, and Montgomery. Top 5 batting and Top 10 Pitching and Fielding. + 182 run differential (+7 for the week)

5. Los Angeles Hollywoods (last week #7) (86-62) - A 14-9 week continues an amazing run for LA, which is 38-19 since the all-star break. Swept San Diego and Kansas City, but lost crucial series to Hartford and Houston. They are #2 in pitching and above average in batting and fielding. +163 run differential (+41 for the week)

6. Burlington Coat Factory ( last week #4) (88-60) - An average 12-11 week drops the Factory one spot and finds them out of the Top 5. Lost series to Columbus, Montreal, and Durham, but beat Columbus, New Britain, and St. Louis. Top 5 in Pitching and Fielding, but only above average in Batting. Run Differential of +178 (+7 for the week)

7. Honolulu Tropics (last week #9) (82-66) - A 14-9 week allows for the blog favorite to advance a couple of spots, however they were only 6-8 vs. Hartford, Montgomery, and Cleveland. A #7 Pitching unit is bested by Top 5 Fielding and Batting squads. +183 run differential (+30 for the week)

8. Cleveland Wahoos (last week NR) (88-60) - A league best 16-7 record finds the Wahoos back on the list. Won or split every series for the week, including series wins vs. Honolulu and Hartford. +122 run differential

9. Buffalo Bisons (last week #6) (83-65) - An awful 9-14 week sees the Bisons closer to being out of the rankings vs. in the Top 5. A 1-9 stretch vs Houston, Arizona, and Chicago did not help the cause. The league's best pitching staff is still carrying below average batting and suspect fielding squad. +147 run differential (-1 for the week)

10. San Juan Cangrejeros (last week #9) (84-64) - An 11-12 week keeps the Cangrejeros hanging on for dear life. Lost 5 of 7 to Salem and 4 of 7 to Montreal. Top 10 in Batting, Pitching, and Fielding. Run differential of +141 (-6 for the week)

12.Santa Cruz

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