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Its pretty much the same story at the top of the rankings, with the Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals remaining No. Wholesale NFL Jerseys . 1 and No. 2 for the sixth straight week. The remainder of the top five continues to be dominated by the American League, with the Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays switching spots at No. 3 and No. 4 and the Cleveland Indians remaining at No. 5.Elsewhere in the rankings, the Houston Astros and Kansas City Royals both moved up three spots after strong weeks that saw them climb back into the wild-card race in the American League. Is the top 10 next for either of them?This weeks voters are Jim Bowden of ESPN Insider, Eric Karabell of ESPN Fantasy, Tim Kurkjian of ESPN, David Schoenfield of the SweetSpot Blog Network/ and Jayson Stark of Most of the team comments come courtesy of the SweetSpot Blog Network.Past rankings: Week 20 |?Week 19 |?Week 18 |?Week 17 |?Week 16 |?Week 15 |?Week 14 |?Week 13 |?Week 12 |?Week 11 |?Week 10 | ?Week 9 |?Week 8 |?Week 7 |?Week 6 |?Week 5 |?Week 4 | Week 3 | Week 2 | Week 1 | Preseason1. Chicago CubsRecord: 82-47 Week 20 ranking: No. 1The Cubs finished the week with a 4-2 record and head into the upcoming week with a series against the Pirates and the Giants and a chance to reinforce that they are the team to beat. --?Joe Aiello (@VFTB), View from the Bleachers2. Washington NationalsRecord: 75-55 Week 20 ranking: No. 2After scoring just 4.32 runs per game in July, the Nationals are racking up 5.92 per game in August. Nearly everyone is contributing, but you can credit Bryce Harper (.621 OPS in July, 1.004 in August) and Trea Turner (.738 OPS in July, .931 in August), the latter of whom is really coming into his own, with 16 hits in his past six games. -- Ryan P. Morrison?(@ryanpmorrison), Inside the Zona3. Texas RangersRecord: 77-54 Week 20 ranking: No. 4Texas enters this week with an 8? game lead in the AL West over the Mariners and Astros and the best record in the AL by 2? games. If the Rangers play .500 baseball the rest of the way, theyll finish with at least 92 wins. In order for Houston or Seattle to match that, each would need to go 24-8 the rest of the way, while playing one another six more times. --?Brandon Land (@onestrikeaway), One Strike Away4. Toronto Blue JaysRecord: 74-56 Week 20 ranking: No. 3Dioner Navarro was reacquired on Friday. He provides additional flexibility as a switch-hitter off the bench. Navarro served as Marco Estradas personal catcher during his first stint with the team. Trade acquisitions Jason Grilli (setup) and Joaquin Benoit (seventh inning) have solidified the bullpen.?-- Diane Firstman (@dianagram), Value Over Replacement Grit5. Cleveland IndiansRecord: 73-56 Week 20 ranking: No. 5The Indians scored 16 runs during their seven-game road trip through Oakland and Texas, where they went 2-5. Twelve of those runs were scored in just one game -- Friday night in Texas. ?--?Stephanie Liscio (@stephanieliscio), Its Pronounced Lajaway6. Los Angeles DodgersRecord: 73-57 Week 20 ranking: No. 7Clayton Kershaw will take the next step in his recovery from a herniated disk in his lower back on Tuesday, facing hitters in a simulated game setting. Los Angeles has already used 14 different starting pitchers. (The team record is 19, set in 1944.) --?Diane Firstman (@dianagram), Value Over Replacement Grit7. Boston Red SoxRecord: 72-58 Week 20 ranking: No. 6At the end of July, Drew Pomeranz had done little to impress with his new team, with 12 earned runs in 14.1 innings. But Pomeranz has rattled off five strong starts in August, yielding eight earned runs in 30 innings (2.40 ERA) and racking up 31 strikeouts in the process. -- Ryan P. Morrison (@ryanpmorrison), Inside the Zona8. San Francisco GiantsRecord: 71-59 Week 20 ranking: No. 8In a critical midweek series, the Giants couldnt keep pace with the Dodgers, who now have a two-game lead in the National League West. Brandon Belt will miss some time with neck stiffness, and Jake Peavy hit the DL with a lower back strain, putting more stress on San Francisco.?-- Jeff Wiser (@OutfieldGrass24), Inside the Zona9. Baltimore OriolesRecord: 71-59 Week 20 ranking: No. 9Last week, the Orioles took four of seven combined games from the Nationals and Yankees. But they also had three straight ugly losses between their third and fourth wins. The Orioles are treading water without Chris Tillman in the rotation and will send?Wade Miley, Ubaldo Jimenez, and Yovani Gallardo?to the mound as the scheduled starters for their upcoming three-game series with the Blue Jays.?--?Matt Kremnitzer (@mattkremnitzer), Camden Depot10. St. Louis CardinalsRecord: 68-61 Week 20 ranking: No. 11With a 1.75 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 86 strikeouts in 67 innings, reliever?Seung Hwan Oh?might be the teams?second-most valuable pitcher (2.5 bWAR) after Carlos Martinez (4.0 bWAR). Luke Weaver has held his own while filling in for Michael Wacha, but the Cardinals lead for the second wild-card spot has shrunk to half a game. -- Ryan P. Morrison?(@ryanpmorrison), Inside the Zona11. Detroit TigersRecord: 69-61 Week 20 ranking: No. 12The Tigers have six players with at least 17 home runs, which ties for the AL lead with the Red Sox. Alas, my quest to use an arbitrary cutoff point to find something that the Tigers excel at that their playoff rivals dont continues.?--?Richard Bergstrom (@rbergstromjr), Rockies Zingers12. Houston AstrosRecord: 68-62 Week 20 ranking: No. 15The arrival of Yulieski Gurriel created a discussion of who will play third base with Alex Bregman on the roster, but the pair continued to ease concerns on Saturday night, combining to go 4-8 with two doubles, a homer and five runs batted in. Gurriel DHd again, while Bregman manned the hot corner.?Jeff Wiser (@OutfieldGrass24), Inside the Zona13. Seattle MarinersRecord: 68-62 Week 20 ranking: No. 10Seattle surrendered some ground this week after re-emerging as a wild-card threat. The Mariners lost two of three against the Yankees at home, then dropped three of four while visiting the White Sox in Chicago. -- Jeff Wiser (@OutfieldGrass24), Inside the Zona14. Miami MarlinsRecord: 67-63 Week 20 ranking: No. 14Miami has suffered 10 shutout losses this season, three of them by 1-0, including two in the past week. There has been a shuffle in the bullpen, with Fernando Rodney taking over the closer role and A.J. Ramos sliding into a setup spot.?-- Diane Firstman (@dianagram), Value Over Replacement Grit15. Kansas City RoyalsRecord: 68-62 Week 20 ranking: No. 18The Royals were six games under .500 to start August, but with the help of 12 wins in 14, they charged to six games over .500. Alex Gordon has also flipped the script in what was shaping up as an underwhelming season, hitting seven homers in August to raise his OPS this month to .907 -- after marks of .654 or lower in each of the seasons first four months. --?Ryan P. Morrison?(@ryanpmorrison), Inside the Zona16. New York YankeesRecord: 67-62 Week 20 ranking: No. 16It was a solid week for the Yankees, as they took two of three from both the Mariners and Orioles. The rotation is holding up its end for the time being, and Gary Sanchez has paced the offense with the best 20-plus-game start to an MLB career in a very, very long time. His at-bats have become must-see TV, even if hes being intentionally walked, and the team as a whole continues to be much more entertaining than it was a month ago.?--?Brad Vietrogoski,?Its About the Money17. Pittsburgh PiratesRecord: 67-61 Week 20 ranking: No. 13Sweeping the Brewers in a four-game series over the weekend, the Pirates are 67-61 and just a half-game behind the Cardinals for the NLs second wild-card spot. The team is matched up with the Cardinals six more times this year. Eighteen of the Pirates final 34 games are against the Brewers, Reds and Phillies. -- Ryan P. Morrison (@ryanpmorrison), Inside the Zona18. New York MetsRecord: 66-64 Week 20 ranking: No. 17Since returning from the DL on Aug. 19, Asdrubal Cabrera is 15-for-33 (.454) with four doubles, three homers and nine RBIs, and Yoenis Cespedes is batting .355 with four homers and eight RBIs. Since July 27, Neil Walker is batting .440 with a .490 OBP, seven homers, 15 RBIs and 19 runs. All three players are day-to-day this week with nagging injuries.?-- Joe Janish, (@metstoday), MetsToday.com19. Chicago White SoxRecord: 63-66 Week 20 ranking: No. 20The White Sox have had their issues in 2016, but dont blame Chris Sale and Jose Quintana. The pair were at it again this week, as Sale pitched a complete game with 14 Ks in a loss to Seattle on Thursday, while Quintana got revenge with 7? innings of two-run ball in a win over the Ms on Friday.?--?Jeff Wiser?(@OutfieldGrass24), Inside the Zona20. Colorado RockiesRecord: 62-68 Week 20 ranking: No. 19With Mark Reynolds?gone for the season, Daniel Descalso becomes the Rockies best first baseman. Thats incompatible with the idea that the Rockies are a winning organization. The last Rockies first baseman to log more than 130 games was Todd Helton back in 2009. That was also the last year the Rockies made the playoffs. Signing or developing a reliable first baseman shouldnt be this hard.?--?Richard Bergstrom (@rbergstromjr), Rockies Zingers21. Philadelphia PhilliesRecord: 60-70 Week 20 ranking: No. 21If you checked the stats with your coffee on Sunday morning, you might have noticed the only two Phillies comfortably above the .322 OBP of an Average Joe National Leaguer were?Odubel Herrera?(.360)?and Cesar Hernandez (.354). Maybe their cup of joe makes them jittery, though. Theyve been caught stealing 16 times in 49 attempts, a 32.7 percent rate thats just a sip worse than the 30.4 percent posted by their NL brethren.?--?Richard Bergstrom (@rbergstromjr), Rockies Zingers22. Milwaukee BrewersRecord: 56-74 Week 20 ranking:?No. 23In a time of rebuild, the Brewers have discovered multiple diamonds in the rough, one being utility man Hernan Perez. The 25-year-old has exhibited surprising power, with 13 homers and 47 RBIs, including his first career multihomer game on Saturday night against the Pirates.?-- Gabe Stoltz (@Stoltzy3), Disciples of Uecker23. Oakland AthleticsRecord: 57-73 Week 20 ranking: No. 22The As had an up-and-down week but managed to take a series from the AL Central-leading Indians. After a tough loss on Monday, when Andrew Triggs pitched very well, the bats came alive as Oakland took the next two by 5-1 and 9-1 margins. -- Jeff Wiser (@OutfieldGrass24), Inside the Zona24. Cincinnati RedsRecord: 55-74 Week 20 ranking: No. 28Joey Votto continues to do things that mere mortals simply cannot. He has been on base in 39 of his past 41 starts and is batting .431 in the second half. Votto is on pace to be the first player to hit .400+ in consecutive months since 2010. --?Chad Dotson (@dotsonc), Redleg Nation25. Tampa Bay RaysRecord: 55-74 Week 20 ranking: No. 26It hasnt been a great season for Chris Archer, but since the All-Star break Tampas ace has a 2.94 ERA in eight starts with 62 strikeouts in 54 innings. For the season Archer leads the AL in strikeouts with 202.-- ESPN.com26. Los Angeles AngelsRecord: 56-74 Week 20ranking: No. 25The Halos received some effective starting pitching this week, but all eyes were on Albert Pujols, as he hit his 584th career home run in Wednesdays win over Toronto. The historic blast pushed him past Mark McGwire and into sole possession of 10th on the all-time home run list.?Jeff Wiser (@OutfieldGrass24), Inside the Zona27. San Diego PadresRecord: 55-75 Week 20 ranking: No. 24San Diego claimed Oswaldo Arcia off waivers, making this the fourth major league team for Arcia this season. Travis Jankowski has an MLB-best .510 on-base percentage leading off games.?-- Diane Firstman (@dianagram), Value Over Replacement Grit28. Arizona DiamondbacksRecord: 55-76 Week 20 ranking: No. 27Has Yasmany Tomas finally learned to bring his power into games? In 76 games during the seasons first half, Tomas hit 13 home runs, with a .442 slugging percentage. In 34 games since the All-Star break, he has 13 home runs, with a .659 slugging percentage. --?Ryan P. Morrison?(@ryanpmorrison), Inside the Zona29. Minnesota TwinsRecord: 49-81 Week 20 ranking: No. 29That the Twins were swept in Toronto over the weekend, despite scoring 21 runs in three games, speaks to the truly embarrassing state of their pitching staff. The rotations youngest members, Tyler Duffey and Jose Berrios, were both shipped to the minors last week. -- Nick Nelson (@NickNelsonMN), Twins Daily30. Atlanta BravesRecord: 48-83 Week 20 ranking:?No. 30The Braves have a chance to make August their best month of 2016. That coincides with the arrival of Matt Kemp, which has gone well so far, especially for Freddie Freeman, who his hitting .315/.456/.719 with eight home runs since Kemps arrival. -- Martin Gandy (@gondeee), Chop County NFL Jerseys China . But what about the officials? Every sport has officials and they also have stories about hard work and sacrifice but their accomplishments are seldom recognized by anyone outside their inner circle. Wholesale NBA Jerseys China . James, who turned 29 on Monday, injured his groin Friday during the Heats overtime loss at Sacramento. He sat out the following game, a 108-107 win Saturday in Portland, before coming back to help send the Nuggets to their seventh consecutive loss. . The Brazilian goalkeeper signed a loan deal with the Major League Soccer club on Friday as he looks to get playing time ahead of this summers World Cup in his home country. HOCKENHEIM, Germany -- Lewis Hamilton delivered a crushing blow to Nico Rosberg in the 2016 title fight after victory at the German Grand Prix saw him extend his lead in the standings to 19 points.The Red Bulls managed to claim the remaining two places on the podium after Rosberg made an awful start from pole position and then saw his fightback hamstrung by a penalty for a botched overtaking move on Max Verstappen. Daniel Ricciardo took second ahead Verstappen after a gritty performance saw the Australian make the most of a better tyre strategy to beat his teenage teammate.Hamiltons victory never really looked in doubt and the pressure is now on Rosberg heading into Formula Ones month-long summer break. Over the last seven races Hamilton has outscored his teammate by 62 points and in doing so turned a 43-point deficit into a 19-point advantage. Rosberg will no doubt leave Germany feeling hard done by after he recovered from a poor start and a slow first pit stop to overtake Verstappen for second on lap 30. However, it was that passing move that led to the five-second penalty at his final stop and ultimately dropped him back behind Verstappen where he had to settle for fourth.The overtaking move was a controversial one. Rosberg threw his car up the inside of the Red Bull at Turn 6 and deep into the corner, forcing Verstappen wide and off the track on the exit. Onboardd footage clearly showed that Rosberg did not apply full steering lock until Verstappen was running out of space at the edge of the track, and it was this for which Rosberg was penalised. Cheap NBA Jerseys Authentic. Rosberg took exception to Verstappen cutting across on him under braking -- a tactic the Dutch teenager was also criticised for at last weekends Hungarian Grand Prix -- but the stewards saw no problem with the Red Bull drivers defence.?Ricciardo was then shuffled ahead of Verstappen ahead of the final pit stop and was closing on Rosberg just before Mercedes called its driver in for his final pit stop. With his penalty hanging over him, Rosberg was required to sit stationary in the pit box for five seconds before his mechanics went to work changing his tyres. In reality, however, he stood there for over eight before a slow tyre change sent him back on track with a total stationary time of 12 seconds. Rosberg resumed in fourth place behind both Red Bulls but did not have the pace to challenge in the closing stages, bringing to an end a disappointing home grand prix.Although he has insisted again and again that he is not thinking about the championship, Rosberg now has four weeks to contemplate the result ahead of the next grand prix in Belgium. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '