The Biggest Flaw of Every Potential MLB Playoff Team

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The Biggest Flaw of Every Potential MLB Playoff Team
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Prince Fielder and other stars on the Detroit Tigers have difficulty running the bases.

Every potential MLB playoff team enters the final weeks of the 2013 regular season with an obvious flaw. The extent to which those weaknesses get exploited will determine who actually participates in October baseball and advances the furthest.

At this late stage of the summer, there's often nothing that can be done to remedy glaring issues. Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, for example, will earn zero respect from opposing baserunners, and the New York Yankees don't have enough major league-ready arms in their farm system to adequately fill in for currently injured veterans.

This sport has never been about striving for perfection, but rather taking advantage of favorable matchups. That's what the following contenders will attempt to do to one another down the stretch.

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