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The Times' Major League Baseball rankings
The Times' Major League Baseball rankings

Bill Shaikin ranks the 30 teams. Last week’s ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday’s games: 1. OAKLAND: Raiders owner wants to “tear that Oakland Coliseum down the minute the 2015 baseball season’s over.” (2) 2. MILWAUKEE: Back end of great ’pen came from Angels system: setup man Will Smith, closer Francisco Rodriguez. (3) 3. TORONTO: Mark Buehrle’s fastball averages only 83 mph, but his 2.32 ERA puts him in fast company. (4) 4. SAN FRANCISCO: Giants don’t win two World Series without Tim Lincecum, but he’s 25- 34, 4.79 ERA since start of 2012. (1) 5. DETROIT: Justin Verlander’s fastball velocity: 95.6 mph in 2009, 92.6 mph in ’14. Owed $140 million from 2015-...

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