There are two different circumstances that directly affect these MLB power rankings: times when the Orioles are on the road and it’s hard to justify ranking them high at all, and times when the Orioles are at home and it’s hard to justify ranking them anything but first.
The Orioles have won five straight and are streaking atop the American League, but is it enough to make them the first team this year to unseat the Chicago Cubs in The Sun’s rankings?
As always, these rankings are completely subjective, yet objectively correct.
A baseball umpire trainee runs toward first base to get into position to make a call during an instructional camp session at Compton Community College. The umpire camp is operated by Major League Baseball and includes on-field and classroom instruction.