Nightmare Scenarios for Every MLB Playoff Contender

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Nightmare Scenarios for Every MLB Playoff Contender
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The Rangers should be afraid of another Josh Hamilton slump. Very afraid...

Give or take a couple days, there is one month of baseball left to be played in the 2012 MLB season. Time is running short.

However, there's still plenty of time for things to go horribly awry.

No team is safe from Murphy's Law as we prepare to enter the season's final month, not even the good ones. Just look what happened to the Boston Red Sox and the Atlanta Braves in 2011. They seemed to be locks for the postseason, but the baseball gods decided to smite them.

The baseball gods could choose to smite another team or two this September as well. All they have to do is pick their targets and push the right buttons.

Every team has a nightmare scenario waiting just around the corner, and we'll know which teams the baseball gods have chosen for sacrifices if these nightmare scenarios start coming true.

Here's a look at one scenario each contender in baseball should be afraid of.


Note: Stats come from unless otherwise noted. We'll start in the AL East and proceed to the NL West.

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