Cubs drop in MLB's team power rankings

Cubs drop in MLB's team power rankings


by - Senior Editor -

The Chicago Cubs dropped from first to third place in the latest MLB.com's team power rankings for Week 12 on Monday.

"The Cubs lost six of seven and are still 22 games above .500," MLB.com said. "If that doesn't scream "no reason to panic," what will? The Cubs are still plenty good, but they had a bad week, first being swept by the Cardinals at home before losing three of four in Miami against the surging Marlins. The good news: they have six games with Cincinnati between now and the All-Star break. Not-so-great news: if they're losing because they're tired, it'll be a while before they get a breather. Thanks to a makeup game against the Braves at Wrigley Field on July 7, the Cubs will play 24 straight days heading into the break."

This is the first time the Cubs have lost six games over a 7-game stretch since losing seven straight in September 2014 according to ESPN stats.

Cubs ace Jake Arrieta will be on the mound on Monday night against the Cincinnati Reds who he no-hit on April 21.

The MLB's Top 20 power ranking includes (in order) the Rangers, Giants, Cubs, Indians, Orioles, Nationals, Red Sox, Blue Jays, Astros, Marlins, Dodgers, Mets, Cardinals, Royals, Mariners, Yankees, Pirates, Tigers, White Sox, and the Rockies.

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