á The Major League Baseball Playoffs start next Wednesday, Oct. 7. Thus far, only three divisions have been clinched: the AL East (New York Yankees), the AL West, and the NL Central (St. Louis Cardinals). But the playoff picture is strikingly clear at this point, with only two races up in question (AL Central/NL Wild Card). This breakdown is intended to diagnose which teams are peaking at the right time and which teams are slumping heading into the postseason. Teams are separated into four "threat levels" (from most dangerous to least): Red, Orange, Yellow, and the newest level, Blue. If youÆre team is in the blue level, then it's time to start sweating. The classification of each team is dependent on their recent body of work, the closeness of the race they are in, and how those factors ...
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