Even with only a handful of games remaining in the 2011 Major League Baseball season—and with each Division’s Champions already crowned—there remains a pretty intense battle for the AL’s last playoff spot between the Tampa Bay Rays, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Boston Red Sox.Although very unlikely, should the drastically overachieving Angels manage to usurp the Red Sox, then the playoff picture will look pretty bizarre.

That possibility plus the chance that the Tigers or Rangers might have the second-best record in the playoffs, adds a melee of murkiness to the playoff picture.  …