Handicapping MLB Teams' Odds to Make the Playoffs

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Handicapping MLB Teams' Odds to Make the Playoffs
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The Oakland Athletics' playoff chances look strong.

Each MLB team is down to the final two series on its schedule. For the teams still in contention for a playoff spot, those last six or seven games will be crucial.

The Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves have clinched playoff spots in the NL, while the Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants have won division titles. So those teams won't be listed here. 

We're also putting the Texas Rangers and New York Yankees down as playoff teams, though neither club has officially clinched a postseason bid or division title. However, both teams have the safety net of the Wild Card even if they lose their division. It's 99 percent certain the Rangers and Yankees will make the playoffs.

The standings say that 11 teams still have a chance at the postseason. Realistically, however, seven of those clubs are still alive in the playoff race.

Here are the odds of making the playoffs for the 11 teams still mathematically in the hunt.

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