Sports Illustrated’s first edition of the Power Rankings is out. The Reds rank in at 11th, ahead of Boston and behind the D-Backs.
This is clearly too high for the Reds. They’ve started relatively well (their bullpen didn’t give up an earned run until Sunday) and, because there are no prizes for starting well, we’ll give them No. 11. Might be the closest they get to the Top 10 for a while.
Other notables: The Red Sox are 12th. There are 3 NL West teams in the top 10. The Reds rank as the best team thus far in the NL Central. The Nats are last!