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FanPost Friday: Rank all the MLB teams from first to worst

Get your list-making hats on, it’s time to rank teams!

Detroit Tigers v Chicago White Sox Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

We don’t mind telling you this, because it’s important to give credit where credit is due: sometimes the folks at Twinkie Town have really good ideas. They reminded us recently of a FanPost prompt we ran last year, and some of their fanbases’s responses were pretty funny, especially when it related to the Tigers.

“They would be lower but I feel bad for them because they’re kinda bad,” one said.

Another got right to the heart of the matter: “Nice ballpark, nice team colors. They tried so hard for so long, but even with the best pitcher and the best hitter, they couldn’t quite pull it off. They’re going to play terrible baseball forever now.”


So Twins fans have had their way, and now it’s our turn. For this FanPost Friday, we are asking our readers to craft their own lists, ranking all the major league teams from first to last.

A few quick rules before you start furiously typing those lists:

  1. The Tigers MUST be number one. I know, I know, it’s going to be a tough year, but this is a Tigers blog after all. Any lists with another team at #1 won’t be counted.
  2. No ties.
  3. All 30 teams must be present. Which means when you’ve got blank spaces on the list and are having trouble remembering the Phillies exist, consult with Dr. Google and fill in those leftover spots.
  4. It can’t just be a list of team names. For each team you have to give at least a one sentence explanation of why you put them in that spot. We’re planning to collect all the best lines about the other teams when we do our master-ranking, so if possible, keep your responses PG.

Most importantly, have fun. It’s totally fine to crack jokes about team rivals, or express bitterness to teams because they stole our most beloved players via trade. Baseball has existed on rivalries for a long, long time. Plus those entries make for the best quotes.

When you’re ready to craft your list, click this link, then select “New FanPost” on the left and get started! Submissions will be open until March 30, but we will also feature a new prompt next Friday.