The Cleveland Indians had a losing week and that means a drop in several national MLB power rankings. But it is still not time to panic.
The Cleveland Indians did not have the best week.
It began by being swept by the New York Mets in an ugly series, marred by rain in the finale. The team did bounce back to take the first two against the Kansas City Royals this weekend, only to lose on Sunday after a nice comeback was mounted in the ninth.
This caused a bit of a drop in national power rankings, as is to be expected after such a week.
We start with ESPN.com’s rankings where the Indians went from fifth to ninth. The Minnesota Twins are up at fourth overall. That is likely where the Indians can climb to with a sweep against the Twins in the next meeting between the two teams.
A zero or one-loss week would help as well. There is no reason why the Indians can’t sweep the Detroit Tigers to get this week going. Then comes the crucial series against the Tampa Bay Rays. I don’t think taking two of three is out of the question.
The other ranking we have is the one at MLB.com, where the Indians dropped from sixth to eleventh. That marked the biggest drop of the week.
These rankings ebb and flow week to week so I am not too concerned. In the grand scheme of the season it is a bit extreme to say the Indians dropped five spots overall in just one week. But I understand the way these rankings work.
What are your thoughts on where the Indians stand right now? I know some fans have already given up for some reason, while others are more optimistic like me.
Let us know in the comments below.