MLB Power Rankings: New York Mets, New York Yankees Have Up And Down Week

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May 31, 2015; New York City, NY, USA; Miami Marlins first baseman

Justin Bour

(48) celebrates with left fielder

Ichiro Suzuki

(51) after hitting a home run during the sixth inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

As we say goodbye to May and head into June, the MLB season is rolling now. At this point of time, we are beginning to see which teams are potential buyers and sellers, with the trade deadline quickly approaching. Some of the sellers and buyers will surprise people, as two of the three teams with 30 wins thus far in the season are two teams no one would have guessed to be in that position back in April.

Heading into Week 9 of our MLB Power Rankings, we see some more juggling near the top of the rankings, as some new teams are crashing the party, while regulars near the top are faltering a little bit. Again, we have a new team in the cellar of the Empire Writes Back MLB Power Rankings, but a team that has previously occupied that spot earlier in the year.

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Without further ado, let’s take a look at the Empire Writes Back MLB Power Rankings for Week 9.

30. Philadelphia Phillies (19-33) The Phillies are the worst team in baseball right now, losing seven games in a row and nine of their last 10. They have gotten swept by the Mets and Rockies this past week, and will continue their homestand this week against the Reds and Giants. They have the worst run differential in the majors as well. But, the most important time of the season is quickly approaching for the Phillies, as their veterans like Aaron Harang, Cole Hamels and Ryan Howard are still performing well.

29. Milwaukee Brewers (17-34) The only thing that kept the Brewers from reoccupying the last spot in these rankings was a victory Sunday afternoon in 17 innings. Prior to that, they lost seven straight games and just don’t look good right now. Khris Davis had a nice week though, as he had a multi-home run and multi-triple game against the Giants, but neither effort was enough to get the Brewers a victory.

28. Miami Marlins (20-31) After being swept by the Pirates, the Marlins recovered nicely to take two of three from the Mets at Citi Field. The manager change hasn’t done much for the Marlins, who are still toiling as the pitching staff has crumbled because of ineffectiveness and injuries. A.J. Ramos has continued his dominance after being named a new closer though, as the Marlins have finally figured things out at the end of games, which will help them turn around their season.

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