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Page 2's National League playoff preview

With the wide-open NL playoffs set to begin, Page 2 dissects the matchups. Story
• Keri's AL preview

Updated: October 2, 2007, 6:55 PM ET
By Jonah Keri | Special to Page 2

Cubs vs. Diamondbacks

Thinking Fan's Approach Much has been written about the Diamondbacks' secret to success this season. Arizona finished with the NL's best record at 90-72. Given that the team scored just 712 runs, while allowing 732, you might have expected the D-backs to finish with a far inferior record, even one below .500. The best mainstream take that I've seen on that divergence was Dan Rosenheck's recent column in the New York Times. In the article, Rosenheck argues that the ...

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