It's all about the White Sox

The White Sox are the crown jewel once again as they remain in the top spot of the rankings.

Originally Published: May 11, 2005
ESPN.com

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POWER RANKINGS
White Sox 1. Chicago White Sox: Stat of the week: Jose Contreras has given up only one hit to opposing cleanup hitters.
Braves 2. Atlanta Braves: Adam LaRoche has more RBI than Carlos Delgado and Todd Helton. And he makes only $337,500.
Orioles 3. Baltimore Orioles: Daniel Cabrera hit 100 mph on the radar gun and put his curve over the plate in his last start. Let's see him do it again.
Cardinals 4. St. Louis Cardinals: Cards have the luxury of giving Scott Rolen as much rest as he needs with his injured shoulder in the weakened NL Central.
Dodgers 5. Los Angeles Dodgers: We've seen these Hee Seop Choi streaks before and we're still not believers. He's still hitting just .143 against lefties.
Twins 6. Minnesota Twins: With all due respect to Mark Teixeira, Richie Sexson and Paul Konerko, Justin Morneau is the AL's best first baseman.
Marlins 7. Florida Marlins: Good stat from the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel: Marlins have outscored opponents 75-31 from the sixth inning on.
Angels 8. Los Angeles Angels: Only the Royals have a worse on-base percentage (.297) than the Angels. Mike Scioscia isn't worried though.
Red Sox 9. Boston Red Sox: The Sox have to love what they've gotten out of Matt Clement of late: 14 innings pitched and one earned run allowed in his last two starts.
Nationals 10. Washington Nationals: Chad Cordero has been lights out thus far: He's allowed just one earned run in 15 appearances.
Diamondbacks 11. Arizona Diamondbacks: Troy Glaus, who already has 10 home runs, is living up to the investment the D-Backs made in him.
Rangers 12. Texas Rangers: David Dellucci is our new favorite player in the big leagues. Gotta love this guy!
Yankees 13. New York Yankees: Yanks never hesitate to send struggling pitchers to Tampa, why not Giambi? He and McGriff can hit together.
Mets 14. New York Mets: The good: Pedro Martinez is 4-1, 3.06. The bad: Tom Glavine is 1-4, 6.87. Make that awful for Glavine.
Padres 15. San Diego Padres: Ryan Klesko has as many homers (nine, in 32 games) this season as he had all of last year (nine, in 127 games).
Blue Jays 16. Toronto Blue Jays: A tip of our cap to Gregg Zaun. Here's hoping he makes a full recovery from the concussion he suffered, and returns to action ASAP.
Phillies 17. Philadelphia Phillies: Can Vicente Padilla (0-4, 9.74 in five starts) get any worse? The Phils better hope not.
Brewers 18. Milwaukee Brewers: Anyone notice that Lyle Overbay has a higher OPS (second overall) than Albert Pujols?
Tigers 19. Detroit Tigers: Prospect alert: Justin Verlander with 43 K's in 36 IP; Brent Clevlen hitting .328 with 33 RBI at Class A Lakeland.
Giants 20. San Francisco Giants: There are few positives in San Fran, with the latest negative being a strained right shoulder for Jason Schmidt.
Cubs 21. Chicago Cubs: The Cubs lead the NL with 45 home runs, but are just tied for eighth in the league in runs scored (150).
Athletics 22. Oakland Athletics: Mark Kotsay has the most career assists (94) of any outfielder since 1998.
Pirates 23. Pittsburgh Pirates: You must hand it to the Bucs for just finishing up a 7-3 road trip, and nowhave a somewhat respectable 15-18 record.
Mariners 24. Seattle Mariners: The M's are an awful 1-9 in May, during which time Adrian Beltre has just four extra-base hits in 40 at-bats.
Astros 25. Houston Astros: George Steinbrenner would give up his right arm, or better yet Brian Cashman's, to get Roger Clemens back in the Bronx.
Indians 26. Cleveland Indians: Aaron Boone is hitting 72 points below his listed weight of 200 pounds. Ugly, very ugly!
Reds 27. Cincinnati Reds: You could've predicted this: Eric Milton has allowed the most homers (13) of any pitcher in the majors thus far.
Devil Rays 28. Tampa Bay Devil Rays: No home runs from the cleanup spot as of May 11. Time to move Jorge Cantu up in the order.
Rockies 29. Colorado Rockies: Rockies have an NL-worst 22 losses, but half of those defeats have come by two or fewer runs.
Royals 30. Kansas City Royals: George Brett, Frank White and Larry Bowa are mentioned as managerial candidates. We'd like to nominate Bobby V.