Opening Week is almost over, but boy was it a great one. The Phillies and Braves faced off on Opening Night, where new Brave ace, Derek Lowe, pitched a gem against the defending World Series Champions.
There were also some memorable homeruns, like Felipe Lopez's two homers and Tony Clarks pair of bombs too. Emilio Bonifacio's homerun was so special that it didn't even have to leave the park, it was an inside the park home run. All you saw was Bonifacio going on the basepaths like blue lighting.
All in all, Opening Week was great. Some aces got lit up, and some pitched amazing games to pit their teams on top. A pair of first basemen, who have caught fire rather quickly are Miguel Cabrera, and Albert Pujols.
It's only the first week, but it's shaping up to be a great season. Here's my Week One Power Rankings, Enjoy!
1. Toronto Blue Jays: 5-1
The Jays had a great Opening Week with their ace and Cy Young runner-up, Roy Halladay pitching amazingly in his first two games.
If the Jays keep up the way their playing, they will definitely be in the tight AL East race until the end of the year.
2. Florida Marlins: 4-1
The Marlin's new player Emilio Bonifacio mad quite a statement in his first game with his new team. Bonifacio went 4 for 4 with an inside the park home run. The Marlins young pitching is also holding up their slack.
Their ace, Josh Johnson had a great game along with Chris Volstad and Anibal Sanchez. Hanley Ramirez, looks to guide his team to many more great weeks and keep them in the NL East race.
3. Seattle Mariners: 4-2
After an overly disappointing season, the Mariners started the season looking to get back to their old selves. An above average team. Despite, a 1-2 start, the team won 3 in a row led by their ace, Felix Hernandez.
The AL West better watch out for this team, because they are totally capable of snagging the division crown.
4. Baltimore Orioles: 4-1
The Orioles surprised everybody with the bashing of CC Sabathia in his first Yankee start. Nick Markakis led his team to win 4 of their first 5 games and it looks like Nick will be a sure MVP Candidate.
5. Atlanta Braves: 4-1
The Braves couldn't of been any happier with their new upgraded pitching rotation. Lowe, had two great starts along with Vazquez, Jurrjens, and Kawakami.
The Braves rotation is looking good and may be enough for them to compete in the NL East.
6. San Diego Padres: 4-2
The Padres were predicted by many experts to lose close to 100 games. That still is in reach, but with a first week like they had, the odds are slightly smaller.
7. New York Mets: 3-2
The Mets are this high, because they showed everybody that their bullpen is upgraded and won't blow 29 games like they did last year.Pretty much every Mets batter looked good at the plate.
Their bench also looked nice with Jeremy Reed tying the game up Friday with a two out top 0f the 9th hit, but the Darren O'Day couldn't keep it tied.
8. St. Louis Cardinals: 4-2
The Cards' seem to be playing all the right cards. After a disappointing season, the Cardinals were predicted to be in a tight race with the Cubs all season long. One of the most encouraging thing for the Cardinals this week was, Chris Carpenter's gem.
9. Los Angeles Angels: 2-3
R.I.P. Nick Adenhart. The Angels showed everybody that they got a lot of heart. As most of us know, Angels pitching prospect, Nick Adenhart, died in a car accident. The Angles beat the Red Sox their first game after Nick Adenhart died.
They showed a lot of heart on the field, and that should definitely motivate them throughout the season. My love goes out to all the families who lost people in car accidents and any other accident that they didn't deserve, because they were great people.
10. New York Yankees: 3-2
Right when every Yankee fan was about to kill themselves, the Yankees won their first game. Then they won another two games in a row with a strong showing from their new ace, CC Sabathia showing his fans that he is not a bumb.
11. Colorado Rockies: 3-2
The Rockies showed that they don't need Matt Holliday to be good. The Rockies are in a thin division and it will be really easy for them to win it if they play like they are now.
12. Pittsburgh Pirates: 3-2
The Pirates had a great time when they stole a win from the Cardinals with their late inning heroics.
The Pirates haven't had a winning season since their best player was a brown Brontosaurus, and they are determined to change that, they would be happy with an 82-80 record. Even though I don't think it will happen they can try their best.
13. Chicago Cubs: 3-2
The Cubbies are looking to win a World Series for the first time in 101 years, and they are totally capable of it. They have a great team, that should easily make the playoffs. Once they make the playoffs, it's a whole new story.
14. San Francisco Giants: 2-3
What really stood out to me about the Giants this week was their offense. Their offense has been a big problem for them, but when Tim Lincecum, the reigning NL Cy Young, had a tough game, the Giants scored a load of runs and won.
Last year, that was something the Giants couldn't do, and it may be a sign of things to come.
15. Texas Rangers: 3-2
Despite, losing two in a row they did have a great start, and I think their great batting will have them in the race in the west.
16. Detroit Tigers: 3-3
Last year, the Tigers were predicted to win the World Series by many "Experts". Their season was far form that, they had a dreadful season, and it was very important for them to have a start that is not under 500.
17. Los Angeles Dodgers: 3-3
The Dodgers had a pretty good beginning to their season, with a 3-3 record. Manny's having a slow start, but once he get's going this Dogers team is going to mean business.
18. Kansas City Royals: 2-3
The Royals are looking to stop being the doormat i the AL Central. Even though, I think it will happen, their batting has to step it up and back up their nice pitching in Meche, Greinke, and Davies who all had great games.
19. Milwaukee Brewers: 2-3
The Brew Crew, lost two of their best pitchers in the offseason. CC Sabathia and Ben Sheets left them, and it's up to a young Yovani Gallardo to lead his pitching staff. If Gallardo does bad the Brewer do bad.
20. Boston Red Sox: 2-3
The Sox didn't have the start they would've liked, but they'll take it. I'm sure they wil bounce back and have a great week, but if they don't they are in big trouble with the way the AL East is.
21. Chicago White Sox: 2-3
The ChiSox don't have a great team, but they do have a slightly above average team. Every team in the AL Central has a shot at the title and they have to take advantage of that.
22. Arizona DiamondBacks: 2-3
Felipe Lopez and Tony Clark had quite a start to their season with a two homerun game. The biggest problem for the D-Backs was Brandon Webb, Webb had a very tough start and he will have to bounce back in order for his team to have a chance at their division.
23. Tampa Bay Rays: 2-3
Last year, this start would be considered great for the Rays, but this year it's disappointing. They are the defending AL champs and they have to adapt to the big target on their back.
24. Philadelphia Phillies: 2-3
The Phillies lost their first two game of the season, but had a nice bounceback. The Phillies are the defending World Series champs, and just like the Rays, they need to play better with that title.
25. Minnesota Twins: 3-3
This team should be a lot higher, but to me they had a very disappointing start. I picked them to win the AL Central, and they are making me think again. Once again, it's only the first week and their's plenty of baseball left to play.
26. Oakland Athletics: 2-3
The A's are disappointing their fans a lot, because they went out this offseason and totally rebuilt their offense with Matt Holliday, Orlando Cabrera, and Nomar Garciaparra. They are not showing a big improvement to me. They looked good on paper, but that's why you play the games.
27. Cincinatti Reds: 1-3
Joey Votto, had an amazing first week, but his team didn't. Don't look for the Reds to change their ways, it will be a tough year for them, but they do have a bright light at the end of the tunnel with all their young talent, but i's just not their year.
28. Houston Astros: 1-4
The Astros' ace Roy Oswalt had a tough first year, and Roy better get back on track, because ig he does bad the Astros do bad, because they have very little pitching depth.
29. Washington Nationals: 0-5
Oh, the Nationals. The Nats lost 100 games last year, and I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that they will do that again.
They had a horrible first week and their biggest highlight was Bonifacio's inside the park home run going over their center fielder, Lastings Milledge's head.
30. Cleveland Indians: 0-5
I know it's only the first week, but 0-5! Not one win. That's a little shady, the tribe better find out how to win again fast or their playoff hopes would be long gone.
Hope you liked my power rankings, any questions just ask me on the comments.