June 16th, 2023 Week 11: MLB News and Rankings

June 16th, 2023 Week 11: MLB News and Rankings

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The All-Star break is just around the corner. This week, we'll take a look at ESPN's list of the National Leagues' fan favorites to start. 

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Week 11 - Power Rankings

  1. TB Rays (48-20)
  2. Texas Rangers (41-23)
  3. Baltimore Orioles (41-24)
  4. LA Dodgers (38-30)  
  5. Atlanta Braves (42-26)
  6. Houston Astros (39-29) 
  7. Arizona D-Backs (41-28)
  8. New York Yankees (39-22)
  9. Toronto Blue Jays (38-32)
  10. Minnesota Twins (35-23)

News Around the League 

A's Boycott vs Vegas Money 

Despite the Athletics' potential move to Las Vegas, fans organized a "reverse boycott" at Tuesday's game against the Rays, filling the Oakland Coliseum with over 27,000 attendees. Chants of "Sell the team!" resonated as the A's won their seventh consecutive game. The protest aimed to represent displaced fans and demonstrate ongoing support, although it received criticism for potentially benefiting owner John Fisher. The team announced donating the over $800,000 earned from ticket sales. The A's struggle with low attendance due to various factors, including a lackluster roster and the deteriorating condition of the Oakland Coliseum. Fans raised around $30,000 for 7,000 "SELL" shirts.


  • Yordan Alvarez - the star outfielder suffered an oblique injury, keeping him out for an extended period. He exited the Astros' June 8 game with discomfort in his side and was placed on the injured list the next day.
  • Pete Alonso - the focal point of the Mets' lineup, will be sidelined for an estimated three to four weeks. The Mets disclosed on Friday that Alonso suffered a left wrist sprain and bone bruise, leading to his placement on the 10-day injured list.
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