Fixing fading franchises

Remedies for biggest fallers in the Future Power Rankings

Updated: September 4, 2013, 12:13 PM ET
By Dan Szymborski | ESPN Insider

Jim Bowden, Keith Law and Buster Olney have combined to release an updated version of ESPN's Future Power Rankings, which looks at overall franchise strength during the next five seasons. The previous update to the rankings was in February, so with almost an entire season in the books now, the feeling on those teams has changed drastically.

However, these rankings aren't etched in stone -- they change over time, and there are still plenty of opportunities for the franchises that have struggled the most in 2013 to rewrite the narrative for the next five years. Here's a look at the teams with the biggest drop-offs, according to the FPR scoring system, and a remedy for how they can get back on course.


1. Los Angeles Angels

Previous ranking: 12 (57 points)
Current ranking: 26 (30 points)

The good news: They're rich. The bad news: everything else. Once again, it's the Oakland A's who are busy making the Texas Rangers uncomfortable, while the Angels disappoint.


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