MLB Playoffs: Predicting the Eight Teams Competing for a World Series in October

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MLB Playoffs: Predicting the Eight Teams Competing for a World Series in October
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With less than two months left to go in MLB's regular season, the races for the eight playoff spots have started to heat up.

Many teams picked up key pieces at the trade deadline, whether it was hitting for San Francisco and Philadelphia, or pitching for Texas and Cleveland. Barring something crazy, the rosters are set for the contenders.

Of the six division leaders, only one, Philadelphia, has a lead of more than four games. I think it's safe to say that many of the playoff spots will be hotly contested until the final couple weeks of the season.

And yet, yours truly is going to grab his crystal ball, hope it has no cracks in it, and gaze into what the future will hold for the MLB postseason. At the very end, I'll also give a World Series prediction, though I admit it won't be anything shocking.

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