MLB Power Rankings: New York Yankees Falling Near The Cellar

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Apr 12, 2015; Bronx, NY, USA; The New York Yankees react after defeating the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees defeated the Red Sox 14-4 .Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

24. Cleveland Indians (2-4) The Indians are entering the season with relatively high expectations, as they look to build on a surprisingly strong 2014. Things started out well against the Astros, winning two of three including coming one out away from a team no-hitter that Trevor Bauer showed his electric, and sometimes tough to control, stuff in. They came crashing back to reality against the Tigers next, getting swept without much trouble. Carlos Santana and Jason Kipnis are currently pacing the offense, while the newly extended combo of Carlos Carrasco and Corey Kluber carries the rotation.

23. New York Yankees (2-4) The first week wasn’t nice to the Yankees, as they were one inning from getting swept by the Blue Jays, and waited until the series finale to begin hitting against the Red Sox. Right now, Alex Rodriguez is arguably their best player, which is something that no one could have planned for. He looks good at the plate, and is getting on base, something very few of his teammates are doing. The Masahiro Tanaka watch continues, as he made it through the first week of the season without injury but was pounded by both the Blue Jays and Red Sox. It looks like it will be a long season in the Bronx.

22. Pittsburgh Pirates (2-4) The Pirates had a tough start to the season, losing all three games to start against the Reds. Each game was delayed for weather, which could have played a part but the it didn’t seem to hurt the Reds. They bounced back against the Milwaukee Brewers, getting Casey Sadler his first career MLB win in the series finale. Something to keep an eye on in the coming games is the knee of Andrew McCutchen. We saw last season that the Pirates are not the same without the former MVP in their lineup.

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