Phil Rogers

Which NL teams will make the playoffs?

The same suspects

Kevin Baxter

Los Angeles Times

If you liked last season's NL playoffs, chances are you'll like this fall's version since you'll be seeing many of the same teams.

Washington, with Stephen Strasburg cleared to pitch a full season alongside Gio Gonzalez, could be even more dominant in the East, while the World Series champion Giants, with their deep pitching staff and reigning MVP Buster Posey behind the plate, are the favorites in the West.

The Central will once again send St. Louis and Cincinnati to the postseason, but the Cardinals will win the division after two consecutive wild-card...