Here are this week's MLB power rankings:
1. Houston Astros (45-22, No. 1 last week):
The Astros are making it look easy even with shortstop Carlos Correa, second baseman Jose Altuve and outfielder George Springer on injured list. The depth of the Astros' farm system separates them from the other 29 teams.
2. Los Angeles Dodgers (45-21, No. 2): If outfielder/first baseman Cody Bellinger can be this good in the postseason, the Dodgers are a very tough out. I still think they need one more substantial back-end-of-the-bullpen arm.
3. Minnesota Twins (43-21, No. 3): Pitchers Jose Berrios and Jake Odorizzi are providing great work in the top two spots of the rotation. The Twins made a bold attempt to sign closer Craig Kimbrel, but now they'll have to give up young players to fix the back end of the 'pen.
4. Tampa Bay Rays (40-24, No. 5): Even without pitcher Tyler Glasnow, the Rays still strong chance to make it to the postseason. If they can get a healthy, productive Glasnow back for last two months, they can be a real World Series contender.
5. New York Yankees (40-24, No. 4): The Yankees didn't step up to pay for starter Dallas Keuchel, so now they have to win bidding war for Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner via trade.
6. Philadelphia (37-28, No. 7): The Phillies made solid move for outfielder Jay Bruce, which immediately looks even bigger with the season-ending ACL tear for outfielder Andrew McCutchen. Now they must find center field help, and the pitching staff needs to get its healthy 'pen pieces back. The starting staff might need some help as well.
7. Chicago Cubs (37-27, No. 11): Utility man Ben Zobrist being on restricted list for personal reasons gave the Cubs payroll room to make serious play for Kimbrel.
8. Atlanta Braves (36-29, No. 8): The Braves went the extra mile to sign Keuchel, a pitcher who works well with a strong infield defense. They still have some issues at the back end of bullpen to sort through.
9. Milwaukee Brewers (38-28, No. 6): The Brewers will ultimately get right-hander Jimmy Nelson back in the rotation, but Keuchel would have been a true difference-maker for this team.
10. Boston Red Sox (34-32, No. 10): Even after giving the Astros, Twins, Yankees and Rays playoff spots, the Red Sox are likely the second wild-card team with the Rangers and Indians the other most likely contenders for that spot. Anyone think Chris Sale in a one-game playoff sounds good?
11. Washington Nationals (30-35, No. 12)
12. Arizona Diamondbacks (34-32, No. 13)
13. Colorado Rockies (33-31, No. 15)
14. San Diego Padres (33-33, No. 13)
15. St. Louis Cardinals (31-32, No. 9)
16. Texas Rangers (34-30, No. 19)
17. Pittsburgh Pirates (30-34, No. 16)
18. Cleveland Indians (33-32, No. 22)
19. New York Mets (32-33, No. 23)
20. Oakland Athletics (33-33, No. 21)
21. Chicago White Sox (31-33, No. 18)
22. Los Angeles Angels (31-35, No. 20)
23. Cincinnati Reds (29-35, No. 17)
24. Seattle Mariners (28-41, No. 24)
25. San Francisco Giants (26-38, No. 25)
26. Miami Marlins (23-40, No. 27)
27. Detroit Tigers (24-38, No. 26)
28. Toronto Blue Jays (23-42, No. 29)
29. Kansas City Royals (20-45, No. 28)
30. Baltimore Orioles (20-45, No. 30)