Baseball's postseason is almost here, and at this point all of the excitement is in the American League, as the National League playoff spots are mostly sewn up. In particular, the most interesting development to watch will be in the AL West, as Texas, Oakland, and the Angels battle it out over the last week of the season. The Angels are two games behind the A's for the second wild card berth, and they close out with six games against the lowly Mariners sandwiched around a weekend series in Texas. Oakland has the opposite schedule, with six games against the league-leading Rangers spaced out by three home dates with Seattle. So if the Angels win two more games over the remainder of the season (not inconceivable) than the A's, there will be at least one tie, to say nothing of what Baltimore, Tampa Bay, and the Yankees do in the AL East.