Oakland Athletics: Are the A's the Most Dangerous Team in the AL Playoffs?

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Oakland Athletics: Are the A's the Most Dangerous Team in the AL Playoffs?
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In Major League Baseball’s first season with a designed one-game playoff, the excitement that this decision was designed to create has not disappointed.  Entering the final game of the 2012 regular season, just a single game separates the Yankees, Rangers, Orioles and Athletics in a season where seeding is the difference between earning a one-game bye or playing an extra playoff game. 

In one day, the Oakland Athletics could theoretically go from sixth place in the American League and playing on the road in a single-elimination series, to second place; avoiding the bye and sending Texas to the Wild Card round.

That said, this begs the question, are the Athletics the most dangerous team in the AL playoffs?

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