MLB Power Rankings: New York Yankees Take A Little Tumble

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May 16, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Cleveland Indians shortstop Jose Ramirez (11) and right fielder Brandon Moss (44) and center fielder Michael Bourn (24) and second baseman Jason Kipnis (22) celebrate the win over the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Indians defeated the Rangers 10-8. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

In the seventh week of Empire Writes Back MLB Power Rankings, we have begun to see things settle down at the top of the rankings. For the most part, the same couple of teams have shuffled among the top-five, with the only real changes coming when they face off against each other and move up and down based on that.

The same cannot be said for the bottom of the rankings; another week another team in the cellar. We see a new team at the bottom of the rankings for the fourth consecutive week, which means one thing; they will have a monster week and be out of the cellar at this time next Monday.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at the MLB Power Rankings heading into Week 7.

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30. Oakland Athletics (13-26) Arguably the biggest disappointment in baseball right now goes to the Athletics. They lost a series to the Red Sox to start the week, then were swept by the suddenly resurgent White Sox. There are no obvious things to point to for the Athletics, as they also rank in the top half of the majors in ERA. They are just suffering from some poor luck, and like every other team placed in last in the Empire Writes Back MLB Power Rankings, they should take off this upcoming week.

29. Milwaukee Brewers (13-25) The Brewers took the opener of both their series this week, before losing the final two games both times. Kyle Lohse put together his strongest start of the season against the Mets Friday, throwing eight shutout innings en route to a 7-0 lead before getting the doors blown off them Saturday and becoming the first of what will be many victims of Noah Syndergaard.

28. Cleveland Indians (14-22) Reigning Cy Young winner Corey Kluber showed how dominant he could be, striking out 18 Cardinals in the Indians only victory in that series. They will need more performances like that from their pitching staff if they are to turn things around this season, as their offense is leaving much to be desired. Michael Brantley and Jason Kipnis are the only regulars in the lineup over .300, or even near it, as the next closest is Michael Bourn at .233.

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