MLB Power Rankings: New York Yankees Heading In Right Direction

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May 3, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Hector Gomez (5), relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez (57), and catcher Martin Maldonado (12) celebrate a 5-3 win against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

The Week 5 edition of our MLB Power Rankings are beginning to see teams that had hot starts to the season coming back to the mean, while teams that experienced tough starts are beginning to improve. For the second consecutive week we also see a new team sitting in the top spot, as the New York Mets have begun feeling the effects of all the injuries they have endured throughout April. There is also a new team in the cellar, as the Milwaukee Brewers were able to climb out out of the last spot in the rankings.

Without further ado, check out our MLB Power Rankings for Week 5.

30. Texas Rangers (8-16) The Rangers were swept by the Mariners to start the week, and if not for an extra inning wins over the Athletics this week and Angels last week, the Rangers would be riding a horrible losing streak of 10 games. That is what happens when you are not getting production from the supposed better players on your team. Outside of Prince Fielder, the Rangers have no hitter that strikes fear into opposing pitchers, as he is the only regular hitting above .225 on the season. That is a quick way to the cellar in anyone’s power rankings.

29. Milwaukee Brewers (7-18) The Brewers moved up out of the cellar in our Power Rankings, but that wasn’t enough for manager Ron Roenicke. Roenicke was fired Sunday evening even though they had just defeated the Cubs that afternoon, taking the weekend series in Chicago. A .500 road trip on the week has been arguably the high point for the Brewers this season, but alas they decided it was time to make a move and will have a different person managing them this Monday than last Monday.

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