Phil Rogers' MLB power rankings

Phil Rogers' MLB power rankings

A new column everyday, counting up from No. 30

Power rankings: No. 1 Angels

2:59 PM CST, February 18, 2012

Phil Rogers: Power rankings: No. 1 Angels

Pretty ordinary as a relief pitcher, Jerry DiPoto is a natural as a general manager.

Power rankings: No. 2 Yankees

6:23 PM CST, February 16, 2012

Phil Rogers: Power rankings: No. 2 Yankees

No. 2 Yankees: 29th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Angels.

Power rankings: No. 3 Rangers

7:05 PM CST, February 15, 2012

Phil Rogers: Power rankings: No. 3 Rangers

No. 3 Rangers: 28th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Yankees.

Power rankings: No. 4 Rays

9:11 PM CST, February 14, 2012

Phil Rogers: Power rankings: No. 4 Rays

No. 4 Rays: 27th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Rangers.

Power rankings: No. 5 Diamondbacks

7:00 PM CST, February 13, 2012

Phil Rogers: Power rankings: No. 5 Diamondbacks

No. 5 Diamondbacks: 26th in a series countdown to spring training. Next: Rays.

Power rankings: No. 6 Tigers

5:47 PM CST, February 12, 2012

Phil Rogers: Power rankings: No. 6 Tigers

No. 6 Tigers: 25th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Diamondbacks.

Power rankings: No. 7 Phillies

10:52 PM CST, February 11, 2012

Phil Rogers: Power rankings: No. 7 Phillies

No. 7 Phillies: 24th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Tigers.

Power rankings: No. 8 Braves

6:36 PM CST, February 9, 2012

Phil Rogers: Power rankings: No. 8 Braves

No. 8 Braves: 23rd in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Phillies.

Power rankings: No. 9 Marlins

6:37 PM CST, February 9, 2012

Phil Rogers: Power rankings: No. 9 Marlins

No. 9 Marlins: 22nd in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Braves.

Power rankings: No. 10 Red Sox

8:17 PM CST, February 7, 2012

Phil Rogers: Power rankings: No. 10 Red Sox

Bobby Valentine has managed in the World Series and won a championship in Japan but he never has taken a major league team to a division title in 15 seasons as a manager. It's not likely to happen this year either.

Power rankings: No. 11 Cardinals

7:19 PM CST, February 6, 2012

Phil Rogers: Power rankings: No. 11 Cardinals

No. 11 Cardinals: 20th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Red Sox.

Power rankings: No. 12 Reds

February 6, 2012

Phil Rogers: Power rankings: No. 12 Reds

No. 12 Reds: 19th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Cardinals.

Power rankings: No. 13 Giants

7:34 PM CST, February 4, 2012

Phil Rogers: Power rankings: No. 13 Giants

No. 13 Giants: 18th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Reds.

Power rankings: No. 14 Dodgers

6:22 PM CST, February 2, 2012

Phil Rogers: Power rankings: No. 14 Dodgers

No. 14 Dodgers: 17th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Giants.

Power rankings: No. 15 Blue Jays

5:59 PM CST, February 1, 2012

Phil Rogers: Power rankings: No. 15 Blue Jays

No. 15 Blue Jays: 16th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Dodgers.

Rogers' rankings: No. 16 Nationals

February 1, 2012

Phil Rogers: Rogers' rankings: No. 16 Nationals

No. 16 Nationals: 15th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Blue Jays

Rogers' power rankings: No. 17 Brewers

9:45 PM CST, January 30, 2012

Phil Rogers: Rogers' power rankings: No. 17 Brewers

No. 17 Brewers: 14th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Nationals.

Power rankings: No. 18 Royals

4:42 PM CST, January 29, 2012

Phil Rogers: Power rankings: No. 18 Royals

No. 18 Royals: 13th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Brewers.

Power rankings: No. 19 Rockies

4:02 PM CST, January 28, 2012

Phil Rogers: Power rankings: No. 19 Rockies

No. 19 Colorado Rockies: 12th in a series counting down to spring training: Next: Royals

Power rankings: No. 20 Indians

7:30 PM CST, January 26, 2012

Phil Rogers: Power rankings: No. 20 Indians

No. 20 Indians: No. 11 in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Rockies.

Power rankings: No. 21 Mariners

6:47 PM CST, January 25, 2012

Phil Rogers: Power rankings: No. 21 Mariners

No. 21 Mariners: 10th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Indians.

Power rankings: No. 22 Orioles

9:54 PM CST, January 24, 2012

Phil Rogers: Power rankings: No. 22 Orioles

No. 22 Orioles: 9th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Mariners.

Power rankings: No. 23 White Sox

8:14 PM CST, January 23, 2012

Phil Rogers: Power rankings: No. 23 White Sox

Ozzieball was always a misnomer.

Power rankings: No. 24 Twins

7:38 PM CST, January 22, 2012

Phil Rogers: Power rankings: No. 24 Twins

Fans in St. Louis have it easy. They're merely conflicted about who to blame for Albert Pujols' departure. The feelings of many Twins fans are much more awkward.

Power rankings: No. 25 Mets

3:46 PM CST, January 21, 2012

Phil Rogers: Power rankings: No. 25 Mets

Bernie Madoff, meet Ruben Tejada.

Power rankings: No. 26 Cubs

January 20, 2012

Phil Rogers: Power rankings: No. 26 Cubs

En route to 91 losses last season and a radical regime change, the Cubs were outscored by 102 runs. As it happens, half of those can be put down to talent and half of them to playing the game well.

Power rankings: No. 27 Padres

7:30 PM CST, January 18, 2012

Phil Rogers: Power rankings: No. 27 Padres

It's all about Luke Gregerson. Says a lot, doesn't it?

Power rankings: No. 28 Pirates

January 18, 2012

Phil Rogers: Power rankings: No. 28 Pirates

No. 28 Pirates: 3rd in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Padres.

Power rankings: No. 29 Astros

7:31 PM CST, January 16, 2012

Power rankings: No. 29 Astros

Drayton McLane in the French Quarter?

Power rankings: No. 30 A's

5:51 PM CST, January 15, 2012

Phil Rogers: Power rankings: No. 30 A's

First in a series, counting down to the opening of spring training. First up: the Athletics, No. 30 in Phil Rogers' power rankings.

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