5 Biggest Scapegoats of 2013 MLB Playoff Race Failures

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5 Biggest Scapegoats of 2013 MLB Playoff Race Failures
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The face of disappointment.

The American League Wild Card race might come down to the first ever three-way tiebreaker. As exciting as the final day of the season will be for the Cleveland Indians, Tampa Bay Rays and Texas Rangers, there are plenty of other teams who just missed the cut.

For instance, teams like the New York Yankees, Washington Nationals, Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals all had a good shot at capturing October joy at different points of the season. But due to specific lackluster performances, each of these organizations has fallen by the wayside.

Read on to see the five biggest scapegoats of the 2013 MLB playoff race.


All statistics sourced (including September 28 games) from Baseball-Reference.com and FanGraphs.com.

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