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SB Nation Reacts: Who’s the team to beat in MLB’s postseason?

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Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in Cubs fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts.


Major League Baseball has had two Wild Card Series days, with three teams already heading on to the Division Series. It has definitely looked and sounded different from a “normal” postseason, 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 team that couldn’t have higher expectations. More than three-quarters of fans surveyed think the Los Angeles Dodgers are the team to beat in baseball entering the playoffs.

On the other end of the spectrum is the Chicago Cubs. Despite winning the NL Central, fans across the country think the Cubs are the division winner most likely to lose in the Wild Card round. (They did nothing Wednesday to disabuse anyone of that notion.)

The Twins have already fulfilled this destiny:

For Cubs fans specifically, the feelings are clearly mixed. Only 58 percent of fans that responded said they are confident in the direction of the team.

However, nearly three-quarters of Cubs fans think the team can realistically win the World Series this season.


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