MLB Power Rankings: New York Mets Surging To The Top

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Apr 19, 2015; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada (11) celebrates a 7-6 win over the Miami Marlins at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

4. St. Louis Cardinals (8-3) Owners of the third longest winning streak currently in baseball, the Cardinals just continue to chug along. They took advantage of a soft schedule, taking the last two games of the series against the Brewers and then sweeping the Reds. They will face a big jump up in competition this week, as they travel to take on the Nationals to start the week in what could be a NLCS preview. If things go poorly there, they will then just take it out on the poor Brewers over the weekend.

3. Kansas City Royals (9-3) The Royals surprisingly lost a series to the Twins to start the week, but bounced back taking two of three from the Athletics. It was a hard fought series against the Athletics, as there was some bad blood brewing between the teams with multiple ejections coming throughout the three games. The Royals got the last laugh though, as they won more games than the Athletics did to continue their strong start to the season.

2. New York Mets (10-3) Currently the hottest team in baseball, the Mets are riding an eight-game winning streak, their longest since 2010. They are also off to the best start in franchise history, tying the 1986 World Series team and the supremely talented 2006 team, the last real contender the Mets had. The Mets will look to exact some revenge against the Braves to start the week before the first Subway Series of the season over the weekend. It will be interesting to see how the Mets react to the injuries they suffered Sunday, as LHP Jerry Blevins and starting catcher Travis d’Arnaud both suffered fractures and will be sidelined for multiple weeks each.

1. Detroit Tigers (10-2) The Tigers hold onto the top spot in these rankings as they gave no reason to be moved down. The only losses they suffered were to the Pirates in their home opener and to Chris Sale, two things never to be ashamed about. They are rolling with the highest run differential in the league at +33 and show no signs of slowing down. Shane Greene and David Price have been outstanding thus far, registering ERAs of 0.39 and 0.40 on the season thus far. It is going to be hard to beat guys pitching that well.

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