MLB Power Rankings: Detroit Tigers stay put at No. 19

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Aug 23, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Bruce Rondon (43) pitches in the ninth inning against the Texas Rangers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Despite the media’s best attempts to sell the fact the Detroit Tigers are still alive in the playoff race, the fans have come to the realization that the Tigers are not a playoff bound team. At times, they have shown signs of life this month. For example, they took three straight games this week including two in Chicago against the red hot Cubs.

But then the Tigers drop three out of four at home to the Texas Rangers, who are one of the team Detroit is competing with for the final Wild Card spot.

This last week has really shown what kind of team the Tigers are right now: sometimes good, sometimes awful, which lands them somewhere in the muffled middle in our MLB Power Rankings. Actually, the No. 19 spot to be exact, for the fourth week in a row.

We would like readers to know that these power rankings are based on just one opinion, and the difference of opinion between readers and fans is what makes the power rankings so fun to discuss. Please let us know how we did in the comments section below.

For our list, we took into account record, strength of schedule, run differential and other human elements such as injuries.

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As always just because a team is on 8-2 hot streak, they don’t automatically jump to the highest spots. It’s like my high school coach always used to say, “A team is never as good as its best win, and it’s never as bad as it’s worse loss.”

Lastly, readers should know, the rankings are serious, but the comments for each team are generally not. There are so many baseball articles analyzing the most small details on the web, we wanted to start out the week with a little fun.

Here are MCB’s MLB Power Rankings for Week 21 of the 2015 baseball season.