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Ryan Vogelsong

MLB power rankings for June 23

MLB power rankings for June 23

It feels like just yesterday that the thought of any teams from the American League East entering these hallowed rankings would be kind of a joke. But after two returned last week, more are back this week. Has the Orioles’ hot stretch been enough to make them one of the lucky 10? As always, these rankings are completely subjective, and yet objectively correct.

1. St. Louis Cardinals (45-24; Last Week: 1)

The Cardinals’ mediocre week on the field, combined with the potential scandal involving their employees illegally entering the Astros’ scouting database, wasn’t enough to knock the Cardinals from this perch, yet. Any further slippage might make it hard to...