As we put the 2012 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 play-in games.
On Saturday, each division series will take shape, and whether it's a pitching staff that has top-line starting pitching or a pair of sluggers who can intimidate anyone facing them on the mound, every team has something that sets it apart from the rest.
Here are the full predictions for the 2012 MLB divisional playoff series.