Tuesday, September 11, 2007

To the losers go the roil of spoiler

Say you're a team that played the first five months of the major league season at about 15 to 20 games (or more) under .500.

That would make September completely irrelevant right? Well for you, yes, but not necessarily for everyone else.

Just ask the Texas Rangers. Or the San Francisco Giants. Or the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

Those are just three of the teams who could -- and have started to -- stomp out some contending teams' October dreams.

The Rangers, prior to their loss in the nightcap of a day-night doubleheader to Detroit, were 13-2 in their last 15 games. San Francisco has two young pitchers -- Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain -- whom no one really enjoys facing. Same goes for Tampa Bay with Scott Kazmir and James Shields.

The bottom line for those three teams -- and several others I haven't mentioned -- became clear weeks and months ago, but they still could have an impact on the playoff races.


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