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MLB Power Rankings: Yankees No. 4, Mets No. 17

The weekly SB Nation MLB Power Rankings are out, and the scuffling New York Yankees are sliding.

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The Yankees are fourth in the rankings this week, while the middling New York Mets check in at No. 17.

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Here is what SB Nation editors had to say about the Yankees.

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After a four-game swoon against division rivals Tampa and Boston had some of the more reactionary fans starting to flash back to October 2004, an extra-innings win against Boston seems to have secured a playoff spot for the Bronx Bombers. How far they will go this year remains to be seen, however, with Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira being just about the only Yankees headed in the right direction as the playoffs draw near.

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As for the Mets, here is a pretty accurate summary.

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Another crappy season has passed for the underachieving Mets, but not all is bad. Ike Davis has the highest WAR for a Mets' rookie (3.1), since Wins Above Replacement became a statistic. Josh Thole posted the highest OBP by a Mets' catcher since the Piazza Era. R.A. Dickey is giving ace-level starts with virtually no monetary commitment or injury risk. Carlos Beltran is hitting again, making his probable offseason departure more lucrative. And soon the Mets may have a new GM and manager, who can try and put a winning team around these guys.

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