The postseason is almost here. With only three days left in the regular season, the playoff landscape looks much clearer.
Some teams have already clinched their spot in the playoffs, while other ballclubs still need to fight for their playoff lives. Regardless, it should be an exciting weekend as the regular season officially winds down.
There are certain races that have still yet to be decided, such as the Wild Card races in both leagues, and the race for the AL West title. Those will all be resolved in a matter of days.
Of the teams that have already clinched postseason berths, there are a few that could potentially surprise people this October and break some brackets. More often than not, it's the biggest and best teams who win in the postseason and emerge as World Series champions. But sometimes, it may be a team that nobody expected who ultimately wins it all.
In 2006 and 2011, the St. Louis Cardinals overcame incredible odds to win their 10th and 11th World Series titles. In 2019, we got to see the Washington Nationals go on a run in the postseason and win a title after recovering from a dreadful start.