re: 2012 GIANTS...TROUT >
The 2nd Wildcard spot has been a nice thing for baseball. Without it, the National League would be an afterthought as all the division races are all but finished. Nationals have a 5 1/2 game lead over the Braves so it might not be totally done, but it's close.
American League races are still good, especially the AL East. Yankees and Orioles are going to go down to the wire, and there's a good chance one of those teams won't be postseason bound at all at this rate.
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