As we put the 2012 MLB regular season in our rear-view mirrors, the postseason picture may have finally gained some clarity. But in all likelihood, the fireworks we've seen down the stretch are just the beginning of what will be a great postseason.
It will all take shape on Friday when the Texas Rangers host the Baltimore Orioles and the Atlanta Braves host the defending champion St. Louis Cardinals in MLB's first wild-card games.
While every team still alive has plenty of positive points that set them apart from the rest, these very same teams ultimately have downfalls (as all teams do) that can instantly turn the tables in their opponent's favor.
With October baseball, sometimes there is no "tomorrow," so minimizing these flaws will no doubt be a focal point as teams get into the swing of things this weekend.