The MLB Power rankings for Week 14 are out and three of the bigger under dogs on the Las Vegas board are leading the way. If you took a poll back in March and asked how many people thought the A's, Blue Jays and Brewers would be the three best teams in baseball heading into July, not many people would have believed it.
According to a Sportsline standings report on June 25, the A's and Brewers are tied for most wins in the big leagues with 47 and seem to be getting better as the season progresses. The season half way point (81 games) for most teams has either passed or will do so this week, and for those fans who thought Toronto and Milwaukee were a fluke a month ago, guess again!
Both Toronto and Milwaukee have been doing well at all three phases of the game - pitching, hitting and defense. Right now the top four teams on the Las Vegas odd makers board to win the 2014 World Series, the Tigers, Nationals, Dodgers and Cardinals, are all seemingly a bit on cruise control (in other words winning just enough to stay on top of their division or lead the early Wild Card chase).Tthe current top three teams are showing they may have what it takes to be there in October.
There is a lot of baseball left to be played, but if the A’s, Blue Jays and Brewers aren’t playing meaningful games in August and September it would mean they had a terrible collapse. As a matter of fact, all three teams should be in the playoff race this fall even if they just play .500 or .550 ball from here on out. It's been a while since Toronto has seen playoff baseball but 2014 could be the comeback year.
Here is a look at the Week 14 MLB Power rankings.
2. Blue Jays
4. S.F. Giants
5. St. Cardinals
22. Red Sox
24. White Sox
29. TB Rays