Disrespectful: MLB’s latest Power Rankings leave Phillies out of Top 10
Clearly, it was a long weekend for the folks over at MLB.com. In the Monday morning Power Rankings release, the Philadelphia Phillies are no where to be found.
MLB.com Power Rankings – No Phillies?
Over the weekend, The Phillies set a franchise record hitting 14 home runs against the Nationals in a single series. No team in Major League Baseball has hit that many home runs in a series since the Toronto Blue Jays hit 15 against the Boston Red Sox last season.
While the Phillies started off the year extremely slow and downright horrible, I have been a long believer that the MLB season doesn’t officially start until June 1st.
Since May 31, 2022, The Phillies are 39-20 overall. They are 9-1 over their last 10 games and are now just three games behind the second place Atlanta Braves in the NL East and 9.5 games behind the first place New York Mets.
Entering Monday, the Phillies were able to takeover the San Diego Padres for the second NL Wild Card spot by a half game. There are NINE total teams in the MLB that have one 60 games so far this season. The Phillies are one of them, sitting at 60-48 on the year.
The Seattle Mariners are 59-51 on the year, 5-5 over their last 10 games, and sit 11 games behind the Houston Astros in second place in the American League West, a division that includes three teams (Rangers, Angels, Athletics) that are basically already out of playoff contention.
The Mariners are in sole possession of the third and final American League Wild Card spot, with a two game advantage over the Baltimore Orioles.
There’s no way you can tell me that they rank in the Top 10 of the official MLB Power Rankings over the Phillies.
In the National League, the Milwaukee Brewers are 4-6 over their last 10 games and sit at 58-50 on the season. They got significantly worse at the MLB Trade Deadline and currently, are not even a Wild Card team.
The San Diego Padres are 61-50 but in terms of Power Rankings that are updated weekly, it’s completely insane to have them No. 5 overall. They are 15.5 games behind the NL West-leading Dodgers and currently are holding on for the third and final Wild Card spot in the National League. The Padres are 5-5 over their last 10 games and have lost four straight games.
I just want some respect for the Philadelphia Phillies please. They deserve it and they are doing it all without Bryce Harper. Not to mention, they are set up to FEAST over the next month. The Phillies next 35 games, outside of a few against the Mets are super easy. 28 games against teams with a losing record.
At what point will the Phillies get the respect they deserve?
Disrespect will not be tolerated.