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MLB Power Rankings Week 27: Can The Nationals Ride The Wave To A Title?

Tony Consiglio ranks every team in baseball as we head on to the MLB playoffs.

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11. Seattle Mariners (87-75) (LW 11) – The Mariners had their chances down the stretch, and came within an A’s win on Sunday from forcing a play-in game. But a five-game losing streak within the season’s last nine games, in which they were outscored 43-10, did them in.

12. Cleveland Indians (85-77) (LW 12) – The Indians relied heavily on their bullpen this year with 574 relief appearances. setting a new A.L.record. But it was worthwhile. The team’s 3.13 bullpen ERA was MLB’s seventh-best.

13. Toronto Blue Jays (83-79) (LW 15) – Thanks to the Royals making the playoffs this year, the Blue Jays are now poster child for futility. Toronto’s streak of 21 straight seasons without a playoff appearance is not only the longest in baseball, but is also the longest in all of the four major sports leagues.

14. New York Yankees (84-78) (LW 13)Derek Jeter went out in a way only befitting The Captain. In his last at-bat at Yankee Stadium, he hit a first-pitch walk-off single. Then, in his last career at-bat, he legged out an infield single at Fenway Park.

15. Milwaukee Brewers (82-80) (LW 14) – The Brewers were among the best teams in baseball in the first half and were in first place as recently as August 31st. But the three straight losing months to end the year was enough to keep Milwaukee from the postseason.

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