Back to the MLB Newsfeed

The Fatal Flaw That Could Wreck Every MLB Playoff Team in Divisional Round

The Greek god Achilles had a fatal flaw. So do all of the remaining eight teams in the 2020 MLB postseason.

In some cases, the flaw was easy to suss out. In others, it necessitated nit-picking.

But no club—regardless of depth and talent—is invulnerable. Everyone can stumble, whether they're a win away from advancing or on the brink of elimination.

With the first two games of the division-series round completed and the league championship series looming, let's identify the weakness that could undo each remaining contender.

Atlanta: Starting Pitching Depth

    Atlanta lost up-and-coming right-hander Mike Soroka for the season to Achilles surgery, got only 3.