The MLB expanded its postseason to include an additional two teams, so it will be easier than ever to play in October, but there will still be some surprising absences.
Last year, the Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves looked to be headed for easy Wild Card wins, but both fell apart and ceded their positions. The Arizona Diamondbacks came out of nowhere to win the NL West, and even the Pittsburgh Pirates showed signs of playoff potential.
But what will be our surprises in 2012? Which favorites will be missing from the postseason?
Keep reading to find out.