MLB Playoff Scenarios: Ranking the Potential Division Series Matchups

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MLB Playoff Scenarios: Ranking the Potential Division Series Matchups
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With six games to play, the Philadelphia Phillies have sewn up home-field advantage and the top seed in the National League playoffs. The New York Yankees will play that role in the American League.

Everywhere else, though, chaos reigns. While some of the other combatants are in place, no one knows for certain who will face who in the division series that begin September 30.

We know there will be no Red Sox-Yankees, Rays-Yankees or Braves-Phillies. A somewhat archaic rule prevents divisional foes from meeting in the first round of the postseason. Of the feasible options, though, which series would be the most fun? Which would be the most tense? Here is a ranking of the 14 possible division series draws, according to prospective level of competitiveness and play.

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