MLB Power Rankings: Cleveland Indians finish season at No. 1

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Almost time for exit interviews. We’ve got questions.

The rankings (records through Wednesday’s games):

1. Cleveland Indians (99-59; Previous: 1): Any plans for the last week of October?

2. Los Angeles Dodgers (102-57; Previous: 3): When I say three o’clock, where is the big hand and where is the small hand?

3. Washington Nationals (95-63; Previous: 2): Harper’s braids. Yes or no?

4. Houston Astros (98-60; Previous: 4): Is there a statute of limitations on the SI cover jinx?

5. Arizona Diamondbacks (92-67; Previous: 5): Does my hair smell like chlorine?

6. Boston Red Sox (92-66; Previous: 6): When I say three o’clock, what kind of watch are you wearing?

7. New York Yankees (89-69; Previous: 7): We’re still studying the issue, but if we put up nets would you be bummed if you couldn’t see the fans clearer?

8. Chicago Cubs (89-69; Previous: 9): What comes after “Go Cubs Go” again?

9. Colorado Rockies (86-73; Previous: 8): You know what Rocky Mountain oysters are, right?

Minnesota Twins’ Eddie Rosario, left, Byron Buxton, center, and Max Kepler celebrate a victory over the Cleveland Indians. (AP)
Minnesota Twins’ Eddie Rosario, left, Byron Buxton, center, and Max Kepler celebrate a victory over the Cleveland Indians. (AP)

10. Minnesota Twins (83-75; Previous: 12): Any idea how this happened?

11. Milwaukee Brewers (83-75; Previous: 10): What do you think about having Bernie stand out front and the Bud statue go down the slide?

12. St. Louis Cardinals (82-76; Previous: 11): If a Cub gave you a plate of nachos, wouldja eat ‘em?

13. Los Angeles Angels (78-80; Previous: 13): More than 20 or less than 20, how many games did the Rally Monkey win for us?

14. Kansas City Royals (78-80; Previous: 15): You’ll promise to write?

15. Texas Rangers (76-82; Previous: 14): Could you put in a good word with some pitchers?

16. Seattle Mariners (77-82; Previous: 17): Geez, how long have you been here?

17. Tampa Bay Rays (76-82; Previous: 18): I’m tired. You tired?

18. Baltimore Orioles (75-84; Previous: 16): I’m sorry, is that your ERA or your hat size?

Derek Jeter has the job of trying to turn around the Miami Marlins. (AP)
Derek Jeter has the job of trying to turn around the Miami Marlins. (AP)

19. Miami Marlins (74-84; Previous: 19): Can we borrow $10 million?

20. Pittsburgh Pirates (73-85; Previous: 20): Do these losses make my butt look fat?

21. Toronto Blue Jays (75-84; Previous: 21): When they say “Winter is coming,” that’s not entirely literal, right?

22. Oakland Athletics (73-85; Previous: 24): Our Pythagorean W-L says we should have only won 71 games by now, so would you say we’ve overachieved?

23. Atlanta Braves (71-87; Previous: 22): Think you’d like to play for Ron Washington?

24. San Diego Padres (70-89; Previous: 23): Are you, like, disabled-list injured or the other-list injured?

25. New York Mets (69-90; Previous: 25): Your ERA was Collins’ fault, right?

26. Cincinnati Reds (67-91; Previous: 26): You sure you’re right-handed?

27. Chicago White Sox (65-93; Previous: 28): On first reference, do you say global warming or climate change?

28. Philadelphia Phillies (64-95; Previous: 29): So, pretty cool, huh, another year of not losing a hundred?

29. Detroit Tigers (62-96; Previous: 27): Honest opinion, ya think Michigan looks like a glove or a mitt?

30. San Francisco Giants (62-97; Previous: 30): How do you feel about even years?

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