MLB Power Rankings: New York Mets Continue To Fall

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Jun 20, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval (48) goes to the ground with an injury in the fifth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

27. Miami Marlins (30-41) The Marlins looked to be building some momentum, taking the first two games in Yankee Stadium, but were unable to build off of it as they lost the two at home. They followed that up by losing the weekend series to the Reds. The Marlins are lucky that they are in a division where no team has been able to run away with it yet, and are a winning streak away from being right back in it. They also have a weapon in the way of Jose Fernandez quickly approaching a return that will undoubtedly provide a boost to the team.

26. Oakland Athletics (31-41) The Athletics have won six of their last eight games and look to be turning the corner a little bit. This is a team that is much better than their 31-41 record, as their +32 run differential more resembles a team that is 39-33, which speaks to how unlucky they have been this season. The Athletics also got to face a position player in Alexi Amarista, but he retired the only batter he faced. Instead the A’s pummeled Cory Mazzoni to the tune of seven runs in ⅔ an inning. Ben Zobrist has got it going again at the plate, raising his 24 points this week, and Ike Davis return from the DL should help as well. Jesse Hahn continuing to perform as he did this week will also go a long way in helping get things turned around.

25. Boston Red Sox (31-40) It was a good week on the field as a team for the Red Sox, as they won four games. But there are still plenty of problems on this team. Pablo Sandoval was suspended one game for using his cellphone in the middle of a game for one. Also, how long can the Red Sox afford to wait for Mike Napoli to get going at the plate? And is it time for David Ortiz to become a part-time player for the Sox? His overall numbers look so poor because he is downright putrid against lefties, slashing .122/.130/.162 with zero home runs and only four RBI in 74 at-bats.

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