Every single MLB team has a chance to make the 2013 postseason.
The odds for some of those teams are astronomical, but the chance is still there.
For some, it requires a perfect storm of events. The Baltimore Orioles in 2012 literally had that perfect storm. They had a bullpen that performed far beyond expectations and they finished with a 29-9 record in one-run games.
The Oakland A's put together a blueprint that worked as well. Their young pitching staff matured quickly and they got key performances from several journeymen stars (Brandon Moss, Jonny Gomes), and young position players (Josh Reddick, Yoenis Cespedes) mightily contributed to the cause as well.
Each of the above teams were long shots in terms of their chances of a postseason appearance last year. Yet they stuck to their plan and executed it nearly flawlessly to find success.
For each team, it's the blueprint it sets up that gives it the best chance of success. Here is a suggested blueprint for each MLB team that can help it reach the 2013 postseason.