Re: Which teams make the playoffs in 2013?
I think in part, folks are collectively caught off guard by the late all star game this year. There's a good bit less baseball to play this season than in seasons past.
I can see why some writers are predicting a Reds' collapse; after all, they limped into the all star break not only behind, but in a cold streak. The more recent impressions are going to inform the newest writing the most. But every year, fortunes turn for teams just like the current sluggish Reds. And I believe it's easier for teams like the Reds who don't have to overcome the inertia of being a "loser" franchise for the first time in a long long time like the Pirates. I absolutely think the Reds have a great shot at winning the division outright.