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Ranking Every MLB Contender's Road to the Playoffs from Toughest to Easiest

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Ranking Every MLB Contender's Road to the Playoffs from Toughest to Easiest
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There is still an awful lot of baseball to be played in 2013, and the playoff picture won't begin to really take shape until after the All-Star break.

However, it's never too early to take a look ahead and see how things could potentially shake out for teams looking to contend for a playoff spot.

For the sake of this article, I have considered every team with a winning record at this point to be contenders. I've also broken non-contenders off by locks to teams that won't contend and teams who still have a chance to turn things around.

The contenders' roads to the postseason were then ranked from toughest to easiest. To determine that, I looked not only at their remaining schedule and how many games they have against clubs over .500, but also at the current profile of their team and what glaring weaknesses may hold them back.

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