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MLB Rankings For End Of 2014 Regular Season

By RealGM Staff Report

The Opsera is a statistic RealGM Executive Editor Chris Reina created in order to objectively rank teams by how well they hit (OPS) and pitch (ERA). 

In order to determine the Opsera rating for each, we take their OPS, multiply that number by 10 to move the decimal point over one place to the right and then subtract their ERA from that number.  

All statistics are through the end of the 2014 regular season.

Rankings from last week are in parenthesizes.

(1) Washington Nationals – 4.11

(2) Los Angeles Dodgers – 3.98

(3) Baltimore Orioles – 3.91

(4) Pittsburgh Pirates – 3.87

(5) Oakland Athletics – 3.78

(6) Los Angeles Angels – 3.70

(7) Seattle Mariners – 3.59

(8) Detroit Tigers – 3.56

(9) Cleveland Indians – 3.50

(10) San Francisco Giants – 3.49

(11) Milwaukee Brewers – 3.41

(T12) St. Louis Cardinals – 3.39

-- Kansas City Royals – 3.39

(14) Toronto Blue Jays – 3.36

(15) Tampa Bay Rays – 3.28

(16) Atlanta Braves – 3.27

(17) New York Mets – 3.24

(18) Miami Marlins – 3.16

(19) New York Yankees – 3.12

(20) San Diego Padres – 3.07

(21) Cincinnati Reds – 3.02

(22) Chicago Cubs – 2.93

(23) Colorado Rockies – 2.88

(24) Philadelphia Phillies – 2.86

(25) Boston Red Sox – 2.83

(26) Houston Astros – 2.81

(27) Chicago White Sox – 2.79

(28) Minnesota Twins – 2.56

(29) Arizona Diamondbacks – 2.52

(30) Texas Rangers – 2.40

 

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MLB Rankings For The Week Beginning September 15

By RealGM Staff Report

The Opsera is a statistic RealGM Executive Editor Chris Reina created in order to objectively rank teams by how well they hit (OPS) and pitch (ERA). 

In order to determine the Opsera rating for each, we take their OPS, multiply that number by 10 to move the decimal point over one place to the right and then subtract their ERA from that number.  

All statistics are through Sunday, September 14.

Rankings from last week are in parenthesizes.

1. (1) Washington Nationals – 4.05

The Nationals are the team to beat in the National League thanks to their +118 run differential.

2. (2) Los Angeles Dodgers – 4.02

Washington may have a slightly better record, but who wants to face Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke in the first two games of a playoff series?

3. (5) Baltimore Orioles – 3.86

Nelson Cruz, who signed a one-year, $8 million deal after a controversial 2013 season, is having the best effort of his career. The 34-year-old is hitting .263/.331/.526 with 39 home runs and 102 RBI.

4. (6) Los Angeles Angels – 3.85

The Angels are red-hot and have left the once-infallible Athletics in the dust.

5. (3) Oakland Athletics – 3.83

Oakland must fight off a handful of teams for a Wild Card berth after cruising for a majority of the season.

6. (4) Seattle Mariners – 3.77

7. (7) Pittsburgh Pirates – 3.76

8. (10) Detroit Tigers – 3.60

9. (8) San Francisco Giants – 3.58

10. (9) Cleveland Indians – 3.49

11. (16) Toronto Blue Jays – 3.41

12. (14) Milwaukee Brewers – 3.40

T13. (11) Atlanta Braves – 3.39

-- (12) Tampa Bay Rays – 3.39

-- (15) St. Louis Cardinals – 3.39

16. (13) Kansas City Royals – 3.35

17. (17) Miami Marlins – 3.20

18. (18) New York Yankees – 3.14

19. (19) New York Mets – 3.13

20. (22) Cincinnati Reds – 3.08

21. (20) San Diego Padres – 3.02

22. (21) Chicago Cubs – 2.89

23. (23) Philadelphia Phillies – 2.86

24. (24) Boston Red Sox – 2.82

25. (26) Chicago White Sox – 2.79

26. (25) Colorado Rockies – 2.77

27. (27) Houston Astros – 2.72

28. (28) Arizona Diamondbacks – 2.59

29. (29) Minnesota Twins – 2.50

30. (30) Texas Rangers – 2.21

 

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MLB Rankings For The Week Beginning September 8

By RealGM Staff Report

The Opsera is a statistic RealGM Executive Editor Chris Reina created in order to objectively rank teams by how well they hit (OPS) and pitch (ERA). 

In order to determine the Opsera rating for each, we take their OPS, multiply that number by 10 to move the decimal point over one place to the right and then subtract their ERA from that number.  

All statistics are through Sunday, September 7.

Rankings from last week are in parenthesizes.

1. (1) Washington Nationals – 4.00

The Nationals are running away with the National League East and have a 99.8% chance of making the playoffs, which is why they have time to let Rafael Soriano work through his problems.

2. (3) Los Angeles Dodgers – 3.93

Yasiel Puig leads the team's position players in WAR (3.6), but he was dropped to seventh in the order on Sunday.

3. (2) Oakland Athletics – 3.82

The A's are 14-20 since August 1 and the American League West title is slipping away. If they don't right the ship soon, they'll be home in early October.

4. (6) Seattle Mariners – 3.79

Robinson Cano and Kyle Seager have combined for 11.8 WAR this season, the best producing pair of positional players in baseball.

5. (5) Baltimore Orioles – 3.77

Baltimore has the biggest lead of any division leader (9.5 games) and they edge is only growing.

6. (4) Los Angeles Angels – 3.76

7. (8) Pittsburgh Pirates – 3.68

8. (7) San Francisco Giants – 3.59

9. (11) Cleveland Indians – 3.56

10. (9) Detroit Tigers – 3.55

11. (10) Atlanta Braves – 3.43

12. (13) Tampa Bay Rays – 3.40

13. (14) Kansas City Royals – 3.38

14. (12) Milwaukee Brewers – 3.37

15. (15) St. Louis Cardinals – 3.36

16. (16) Toronto Blue Jays – 3.32

17. (19) Miami Marlins – 3.18

18. (20) New York Yankees – 3.17

19. (22) New York Mets – 3.12

20. (T17) San Diego Padres – 3.09

21. (21) Chicago Cubs – 3.08

22. (T17) Cincinnati Reds – 3.06

23. (23) Philadelphia Phillies – 2.90

24. (24) Boston Red Sox – 2.86

25. (26) Colorado Rockies – 2.80

26. (25) Chicago White Sox – 2.75

27. (28) Houston Astros – 2.71

28. (27) Arizona Diamondbacks – 2.67

29. (29) Minnesota Twins – 2.54

30. (30) Texas Rangers – 2.18

 

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