MLB Power Rankings: New York Mets, New York Yankees Fall Out Of Top 10

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May 24, 2015; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Oakland Athletics center fielder

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(1) singles as Tampa Bay Rays first baseman

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(21) attempted to force him out during the ninth inning at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

As we are quickly approaching the end of May and about to head into June, we are beginning to see what teams are truly contenders and which ones are pretenders. While some of the early season surprises have returned to their expected production, there are others that have continued to stay on their surprisingly strong pace, while others have stayed stuck in neutral.

Because of this, we see some changes near the top of or MLB Power Rankings, as some teams have taken a tumble down the standings, with other teams taking advantage and moving up. We also have a new team at the top spot, as the reigning No.1 seed St. Louis Cardinals fell down the standings, but only slightly. Who was the team that unseated the top team from the past couple of weeks? You will have to go through the slideshow to find out!

So without further ado, here is our MLB Power Rankings at Empire Writes Back for the Week 8.

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30. Oakland Athletics (16-30) Their run differential still shows a team that isn’t as bad as their record indicates, but could this just be a team that isn’t very good? Kendall Graveman came back up from the minor leagues a fired a gem Saturday against the Rays, as he looks to have figured things out in Triple-A but there is still plenty work to be done here. The Athletics have a steep hill to climb even in a weak division like the AL West.

29. Milwaukee Brewers (16-29) Taking two of three from the Tigers to start the week was surprising, but then they followed it up by losing three of four to the Braves. The Brewers have some recognizable players in their lineup like Carlos Gomez and Ryan Braun, but the offense doesn’t produce nearly enough to make up for how poor the pitching staff has performed, as they hold the fourth worst ERA in the league. It is nice to see Gomez not have to land on the DL again though after getting hit in the head by Noah Syndergaard last week.

28. Miami Marlins (18-27) Firing Mike Redmond hasn’t done much for this team, as they have continued losing under Dan Jennings. Jennings did find his way into the record books though, as his first career loss and win both came in extra innings, something that has never been done previously. They got swept by the Diamondbacks in four games, but took the last two against the Orioles for some momentum into their road trip, as they visit the surging Pirates and then Mets this week.

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