Last week's rankings in parentheses Team 1 Cardinals (1) Cards on cover of Sports Illustrated, but their brainpower is jinx-proof 2 Rangers...

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Last week’s rankings in parentheses

1 Cardinals (1) Cards on cover of Sports Illustrated, but their brainpower is jinx-proof
2 Rangers (2) Texas trivia: Rangers only team in majors with four lefties in bullpen
3 Braves (11) There’s a new folk hero in town, and his name is Evan Gattis
4 Yankees (3) Turned out Curtis Granderson was on the 8-day abled list
5 Reds (6) Once again, surging Reds have put their season on Votto pilot
6 Pirates (5) Where’s Rob Mackowiak when you really need him?
7 Tigers (8) Get prepared for Cabrera vs. Trout, the remix
8 Indians (7) Francona welcomed back to Boston with a fried chicken-and-beer banquet
9 Red Sox (4) Nostalgia: Mike Carp (slugging .680) was DFA’d to make room for Joe Saunders
10 Diamondbacks (9) D-backs-Rangers “natural rivalry” even lamer than Mariners-Padres
11 Rockies (16) Walt Weiss was once Rookie of Year, now Rookie Manager of Year
12 Giants (10) Lincecum needs to pretend he’s a setup reliever for nine innings
13 A’s (17) Have evolved from Billyball to Moneyball to Manny Ball to Bo-Mel Ball
14 Rays (14) Desperately trying to attract soccer fans, change name to Tampa Bayern Rays
15 Orioles (13) Desperately trying to attract junk-food junkies, change name to Baltimore Oreos
16 Nationals (12) Harper’s favorite show as a kid was Bozo the Clown Question
17 Phillies (21) Ryan Howard having a good year — for Subway commercials
18 White Sox (19) I guess we can safely say White Sox won the Matt Thornton-for-Joe Borchard trade
19 Royals (15) Mariners hope Dustin Ackley can turn around his career the way Alex Gordon has
20 Angels (28) Might makes right, and Trout makes rout
21 Blue Jays (24) Most exciting baseball moment for Canada in ’13 still the WBC brawl with Mexico
22 Padres (22) Once again, Padres and Mariners honor natural rivalry by being mutually bad
23 Mariners (18) For franchise lauded for its pitching prospects, sure not much help available now
24 Dodgers (23) Newly combative Mattingly is channeling his inner Billy Martin
25 Twins (20) Small ray of hope: Twins possess two top prospects, Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano
26 Brewers (27) See, Mariners aren’t worst Seattle baseball team. The Pilots are.
27 Cubs (25) Still wonder if Schuerholz is going to trade for Schierholtz
28 Mets (26) Citi Field will be home for a great team very soon: All-Star Game on July 16
29 Astros (29) Their problems mount: Awful pitching, weak hitting, tainted snowcones
30 Marlins (30) Penny-pinching Marlins tell Astros they’ll buy those snowcones for half price
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