MLB Power Rankings: New York Yankees Falling Near The Cellar

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Apr 12, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher

Jeurys Familia

(27) celebrates with catcher

Anthony Recker

(20) after defeated the Atlanta Braves 4-3 at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

12. New York Mets (3-3) The Mets have real playoff aspirations for the first time in a couple of seasons. A surprising series victory over the Washington Nationals was quickly undone some by a series loss to the Atlanta Braves. This 10-game homestand they start Monday could be telling of if they are for real this season or still some time away. Oh, and Matt Harvey is back. He did okay his first start of the season.

11. Tampa Bay Rays (3-3) Not much is expected from the Rays this season, but they will always compete. Under first year manager Kevin Cash they will assuredly be a scrappy team that will steal wins here and there when everyone least expects them to. It will be fun to watch the next group of Rays youngsters grow up. They have some solid arms and position players. They may not compete this season, but they won’t be down for long.

10. San Diego Padres (4-3) The only team to not have a day off in Week 1 and finish with a winning record, the Padres showed off their new toys against the two teams they will be competing the most with in the NL West; the Los Angeles Dodgers to start the season followed by the San Francisco Giants. Coming away 4-3 is a solid start, and they have to love the way their new players have performed thus far. This could be the start of something in San Diego.

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