Little engines that could
Oakland Athletics, Chicago White Sox among four surprising playoff teams
Preseason pundits were certain the Los Angeles Angels and Miami Marlins would play deep into the fall while the Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers surely wouldn't. What did they miss? The tactics behind the turnarounds.
Offseason odds of winning the World Series: 80-1
Current odds: 40-1
Management lesson: Shuffle the roster. Close games hard.
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