The kings of October are just days away from the start of their journey. Here’s a sneak peak and how the 2015 MLB Postseason will shake out.

By Greg Cambareri

The air is cooler, the days shorter, and the baseball more intense than ever. 2015 has been another roller-coaster season, and we now know the 10 teams still left standing. The fun starts today, as the AL Wild Card Game begins later this evening.

This season, similar to every season, has again produced its fair share of surprises. The odds on World Series favorite Washington Nationals do not find themselves playing in the postseason as one of the more disappointing teams in recent memory. Last season’s wins leaders, the Angels, also came up short. From worst to first went the Texas Rangers; the upstart Mets and Cubs proved to be for real; and the Toronto Blue Jays ended a 22-year postseason drought. The Houston Astros also ended a 10 year playoff absence of their own (not bad for a team that lost 111 games just two years ago).

Of course, plenty of the October regulars found their way back into the postseason, as the Cardinals, Dodgers, Pirates, and Yankees all found their way. The Royals showed 2014 was no fluke and made it back for the second season in a row.

The 2015 MLB playoffs feature a landscape that would have been nearly impossible to predict six months ago. However, this is why we watch. This is what gives every team hope when the calendar turns to Spring.

Now, let’s find out who will be left standing alone as champions.