I’ve been working on a top-to-bottom ranking of baseball teams from most- to least- favorite for a couple of seasons now. The top and the bottom are firmly set in place, but the middle has always been a bit flexible.
Numbers 1 and 2 are the Mets and Mariners, and Number 30 is the Yankees. But I’m sitting here watching the Tigers and Rays, and I realize that I like them exactly equal amounts. Miguel Cabrera is cool, Justin Verlander is exciting. The Rays are scrappy and an important part of keeping the Yanks out of the postseason.
So, as of now, I guess, I would put these guys as tied for 15th. Not particularly interested or unintertested, in exactly equal amounts.