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Playing World Series Contender or Pretender with MLB Playoff Hopefuls
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The 2013 MLB playoff picture is still blurred with just under eight weeks remaining in the season, but we can at least differentiate the true contenders from the overly optimistic pretenders.

The following slides only address relevant teams, a subgroup comprised of barely half the league.

So where did we draw the line?

Teams that are double-digit games from postseason spots entering August 5 understandably didn't receive mention. 

If any of the listed "pretenders" somehow defy logic to make it into October, you'll have full permission to write mean things.

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