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January 9, 2013 5:00 am

Skewed Left: The Worst Parts of Last Season's Best Teams

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Zachary Levine

Have last year's playoff teams fixed what ailed them?

Last week’s piece looked at the Baltimore Orioles and how their offseason and the difficulties facing their roster doused some of the excitement generated by the first playoff team in Camden Yards in 15 years.

Today continues this ballpark-half-empty view of the baseball world, as many of last year’s playoff teams made it to October despite some pretty serious shortcomings. Of the 10 flags that will be raised this April (assuming we’re really giving them out to the Braves and Rangers for their nine postseason innings), at least half covered up a flaw that was so glaring that the team was last in its entire league in a certain category or at a certain position.

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