With this year's MLB season barely underway, a few teams have shown that they are just a player away from being a postseason team.
At this stage in the game, the biggest need is in the pitching category. Every team could always benefit from a better bullpen, but there are a few that have a legitimate shot if they had that one additional pitcher to lock up a top-notch rotation.
For others, the need is in the lineup. With some teams missing big bats in crucial lineup spots, their postseason dreams also ride on the backs of a nonexistent person.
Here are the teams that are a contract away from being postseason contenders.