With September almost at the midway point, the regular baseball season will soon draw to a close. Over the next few weeks, the tight playoff and statistical leaderboard races will finally have some closure.
But "closure" barely describes how exciting or historic some of the team and individual achievements have been and could be.
For instance, the Pittsburgh Pirates have not been playoff bound since 1992. But considering the team is almost a wild-card lock—and just one game back in its division—the Bucs could finally break their 20-year curse.
Read on to see the five predictions for the final weeks of the MLB's regular season and playoff races.