Monday, July 21, 2008

Season 9 Power Poll!

Perennial power Rochester Big and Tall is adding another award to its trophy case.

The three-time Alexander World Series champions, which dominated the Season 8 regular season before falling just short of another title, received five of six first-place votes in the inaugural Alexander Power Poll.

Led by Cy Young winner Jimmy Springer and sluggers Harvey Young, Erubiel Martin and Harry Mateo, the Big and Tall won 120 games in Season 8 and are already off to a strong 5-2 start in Season 9. GM ns220 has four All-Stars in the Big and Tall starting rotation and a returning All-Star at every position except third base. Not even the loss of All-Star right fielder Damian MacFarlane, who landed on the 60-day DL with a herniated disk in his neck, is expected to slow this powerhouse.

The poll’s No. 2 team is the Indianapolis Lancers, the defending World Series winner and champion in three of the last four years. The Lancers, which received the other first-place vote, are led by All-World catcher Rudy Aldridge, the National League MVP in each of the last six seasons. Rounding out the Top 5 are three American League clubs, No. 3 Montgomery Maulers, No. 4 Buffalo Blue and No. 5 Texas Texas Rebels.

The rest of the Top 10 is No. 6 Ottawa Rough Riders, No. 7 Colorado Springs Field Mice, No. 8 Kansas City Fresh, followed by No. 9 Pawtucket Patriots and No. 10 Las Vegas Dreamers.

The Alexander Power Poll committee was psanders84, ns220, danmam, evancavan, zovakozi1 and grissom97. The next Power Poll will be released at approximately the Game 60 mark; all league members are welcome to participate.

The complete poll follows, with club name and total points based on 20 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 20th-place vote.

1. Rochester (119 points)
2. Indianapolis (110)
3. Montgomery (105)
4. Buffalo (91)
5. Texas (80)
6. Ottawa (78)
7. Colorado Springs (77)
8. Kansas City (75)
9. Pawtucket (72)
10. Las Vegas (52)
11. Baltimore (48)
12. Santa Fe (39)
13. Milwaukee (38)
13. New York Break Your Backers (38)
15. Honolulu (35)
16. St. Louis (33)
17. Richmond (27)
18. Jackson (24)
19. Charleston (19)
20. Little Rock (14)
20. San Diego (14)

Also receiving votes: Oakland 11, Augusta 11, Helena 11, Montreal 8, Vancouver 8, Cleveland 6, Iowa City 2, New York Juicers 1

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