Major League Baseball has finally reached the playoffs. It will look and sound different, but teams are now playing for the chance at a World Series.
For fans, not all playoff teams quite look the same. According to the most recent SB Nation Reacts survey, there is a clear difference between the teams that have a real chance at winning it all and those that aren’t expected to see the LDS.
There is one clear team that couldn’t have higher expectations. More than three-fourths of fans think the Los Angeles Dodgers are the team to beat in baseball entering the playoffs. Which will make it all the sweeter, when they crash and burn. Ideally tomorrow night, when the Brewers sweep them out of the playoffs. Hey, we can all dream, right?
On the other end of the spectrum is the Chicago Cubs. Despite winning the NL Central, fans think the Cubs are the division winner most likely to lose in the Wild Card round. Based on this afternoon’s miserable performance at Wrigley Field, they’re not wrong. Although they are not the first to depart, with the Twins already having been knocked out by the Astros. Part of me wants to see a Houston-Los Angeles World Series. Some men just want to watch the world burn. Providing, of course, the Astros win.
For the Diamondbacks specifically, fans down on the team heading into the offseason. Only 22 percent of fans that responded said they are confident in the direction of the team. We’ll see what our monthly confidence poll has to say about that tomorrow...
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