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NL 96 (1999 REDS)
Who will get into the new October tournament? Good question—see page 64 for our predictions. But it's close to a lock that the party will be crashed by at least one team that had a losing record in 2011. Since the wild card was added in 1995, every postseason except one has featured a club on the rebound from a sub-.500 season—there have been 33 in 17 seasons, or nearly two a year. (Last year's quota was filled by the Brewers, who went 77--85 in 2010, and the Diamondbacks, who were 65--97 in '10.) There were 16 sub-.500 clubs in 2011. SI's picks for this year's turnaround teams, in descending order of 2011 record.
The Draft That Keeps on Giving