MLB Power Rankings: New York Mets Continue To Fall

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Jun 21, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels infielder Albert Pujols (5) points towards a fan after hitting a two-run home run against the Oakland Athletics in the eighth inning at Coliseum. The Athletics defeated the Angels 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

21. Cleveland Indians (32-36) It was a .500 week for the Indians, as they took two of three from the Cubs before losing two of three to the Rays. Like the Phillies, they got pounded unceremoniously during the week and had to turn to position players to finish the game. Ryan Raburn and David Murphy combined to finish an inning with zero earned runs, but gave up seven of the 17, including a bomb by Kris Bryant deep into the night. But, they recovered well to pick up the win in the series finale and have a big week ahead against the Tigers and rolling Orioles.

20. Cincinnati Reds (32-36) It was a nice week for the Reds, as they took two of three from the Tigers and then defeated the Marlins two out of three times over the weekend. There is talent on this team, but because of the division they are in they are in a much deeper hole than a normal 32-36 team. The series to start this upcoming week against the Pirates will be a big one, as it could determine their fate as the trade deadline nears. Could we be seeing Johnny Cueto, Aroldis Chapman and Todd Frazier in Reds’ jerseys for the last couple of times in these coming weeks?

19. Los Angeles Angels (35-35) It was a typical week for the Angels, who continue to hover around the .500 mark just continuing their consistent inconsistency. They have an important homestand on the docket starting this week that could help get them on a roll. They will first welcome the Astros before the Mariners, as they also have a chance to gain ground in the AL West and put more distance between themselves and the Mariners. If Albert Pujols can keep up the power surge behind Mike Trout, it shouldn’t be too hard to get back on track.

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