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

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May 24, 2015; Washington, DC, USA; Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher

Aaron Harang

(34) throws to the Washington Nationals during the second inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit:

Brad Mills


27. CIncinnati Reds (18-25) The coldest team in the majors, the wheels are falling off for the Reds as they have lost eight straight games. To top it off, their manager, Bryan Price, was ejected from a game this weekend before it even started. That is the state that the Reds are currently in as they got swept this past week on their road trip visiting the Royals and Indians. If a visit from the Rockies doesn’t get them a little on track, they could be facing a lengthy losing streak as the Nationals follow them into Cincinnati to end the week.

26. Colorado Rockies (17-25) That 11-game losing streak put the Rockies in a really deep hole, but outside of that this team hasn’t been awful. The offense isn’t at the level you would expect a Colorado offense to be, but the pitching staff is right where you would think; they have the worst team ERA in baseball at 5.07, as Jordan Lyles is the cream of the crop for their starting rotation, for qualifying players, with a 2-5 record and 5.10 ERA. All-Star lineups would find it difficult to always pick up a pitching staff like that, as the current staff doesn’t have the stuff you need to succeed in Colorado as none are high strikeout arms.

25. Philadelphia Phillies (19-27) The record may not state it, but the Phillies are in great position. This season was never truly about wins and losses, but about restocking the organization with talent top to bottom, and it will be something they can do with how their veterans are currently performing. Cole Hamels, Aaron Harang and Jonathan Papelbon are all performing well enough to fetch strong packages in return. At the plate, Ryan Howard’s contract is the only thing making teams weary of him as he has turned it on in May, slashing .338/.378/.675 with six home runs, six doubles, a triple and 13 RBI in 77 at-bats.

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