The MLB season officially kicked off this morning in Japan, so it is time to start talking about who will be playing deep into October. This offseason was one of the most intriguing in years, and it has left baseball fans with a lot to discuss.
As far as the World Series goes, the Tigers, Yankees, Red Sox, Rangers and Angels are probably the favorites in the American League. In the National League, you have the Phillies (if they can stay healthy) and the Braves as top contenders.
There are a lot of teams that could potentially make a deep run into October. Here is a look at five teams that are just below the elite level, but could shock some people and make it to the World Series.