Guardians continue to be ranked among MLB's best

Cleveland Guardians v Miami Marlins
Cleveland Guardians v Miami Marlins / Rich Storry/GettyImages

With a 42-22 record through 64 games, the Cleveland Guardians have established themselves as one of the teams to beat and as one of the best in the sport this season. This is a team that continues to win at an impressive rate, and even when they have what may be considered a down week for their standards, it is still coming out the other side with more wins than losses.

After splitting an abbreviated, rain-impacted two-game series with the Kansas City Royals, the Guardians took two of three from the Miami Marlins to finish the week with a 3-2 record.Thishas resulted in remaining near the top of this week's MLB Power Rankings appearing on Bleacher Report.

Continuing to hold steady as the fifth-ranked team in baseball by Bleacher Report's Joel Reuter are the Cleveland Guardians. It appears that the doubts about the Guardians' success this season are starting to dissipate as they continue to win games at a nearly two-thirds rate just over one-third of the way through the season.

"The Guardians remain the team to beat in the AL Central, and they look like legitimate postseason contenders thanks to an improved offense and their usual collection of unexpected contributors on the pitching staff. "

Joel Reuter on the Cleveland Guardians

Is this team a finished product by any means? Absolutely not. Reuter mentions their pitching staff of "unexpected contributors", but not all is well with them at the moment. Sure, the Guardians are winning games at a consistently high rate with this group, it just feels like there is clear room for improvement moving forward. Carlos Carrasco has been very inconsistent, same goes for Logan Allen. Meanwhile, Triston McKenzie is having difficulties going deep into games. It is very clear that one of the Guardians' most pressing needs is adding at least one starting pitcher before the trade deadline in order to prevent an early postseason exit. But for the time being, it is best to sit back and watch the current version of the Guardians continue to win games at an impressive rate.