MLB: ‘The Black Horse’ Which Wild Card Team Could Win It All?

With less than two weeks left of the regular season, most of the postseason picture has been revealed to us in the same way that a three-card player on the street shows that you have lost once again.

But there’s still a real battle for him Wildcard, with eleven teams, all with some type of claim in the four places of the wild card. (Sorry Mets, FanGraphs may say you still have a 1 in 200 chance of making the postseason, but I’m not going to accept those odds):

So while we know that division winners are the best to play a six-month schedule, the postseason is a little different. Every pitch matters, every odd bounce can change the story, and the initial rotation depth that was necessary during the summer is not that important anymore.

There have been seven wild card winning teams from the World Series, a rate of one that you earn every four years. The Washington Nats They were the last to do so in 2019 when they beat the Houston Astros in seven games, but which team is most likely to pull it off this year?

Let’s take a look, ranking them from highest to lowest probability. For this exercise, we are not too concerned about their position in the standings, but how unstoppable they could be once they reach the Postseason:

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  1. Dodgers: Current Rank: 1st Wild Card; 1 game behind SF at NL West.

  2. Blue Jays: Current rank: + 1/2 game to AL 2nd wild card.

  3. Giants: Current rank: First place in the NL West, 1 game ahead of the Dodgers.

  4. Padres: Current rank: 5 games behind the NL wild card.

  5. Red Sox: Current rank: 6 games behind in AL East, 1st wild card by 1 1/2 games.

  6. Cardinals: Current position: +4 games for the second wild card of the National League.

  7. Yankees: Current rank: 1/2 game back to AL 2nd wild card.

  8. Athletics: Current position: 3 games behind for the 2nd wild card of the American League.

  9. Phillies: Current rank: 4 1/2 games behind NL 2nd wild card and three games behind first place in the East Division.

  10. Reds: Current rank: 4 games behind 2nd NL Wild Card.

  11. Mariners: Current rank: 3 games behind AL 2nd wild card.

Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Bachelor of Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and after a few days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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