MLB Power Rankings: New York Yankees Falling Near The Cellar

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Apr 12, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Chicago Cubs catcher

Miguel Montero

(47) and Chicago Cubs relief pitcher

Hector Rondon

(56) celebrate the win over the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The Cubs defeated the Rockies 6-5. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

9. Chicago Cubs (3-2) Speaking of the Cubs, they bounced back from that Opening Night loss well, taking three of their next four. Hopefully they play better than the plumbing is at Wrigley Field, as fans stooped to relieving themselves in any container they could find as the renovations are still being completed at the legendary stadium. Maybe more fans would stay in the seats if Kris Bryant was in the lineup. Only a week left until he’s up with the big league club Cubs fans.

8. St. Louis Cardinals (3-2) One thing you know about the Cardinals is that they will always be there at the end of the season. They may struggle sometimes during the regular season, but know how to get it together when it matters most. They are the San Antonio Spurs of the MLB. They also have to be encouraged by the first start from Adam Wainwright, quickly dousing the Chicago Cubs chatter Opening Night with a six inning gem after some Spring Training injury worries.

7. Cincinnati Reds (4-2) Another team picked by many to struggling this season, but got off to a strong start to the season. It is hard to imagine a team with Johnny Cueto as the ace, Aroldis Chapman at the end and a lineup with the likes of Joey Votto, Jay Bruce, Todd Frazier and Billy Hamilton being all that bad. Votto looks like the 2010 and multiple time All-Star again, which means bad news for NL pitching. The sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates was impressive, and they played the St. Louis Cardinals close. This team will be better than people think.

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