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The man responsible for the MLB postseason odds

Ever look at the odds of teams making the MLB playoffs on ESPN.com? We talked to the oddsmaker. Story

Updated: September 25, 2008, 1:00 PM ET
By Paul Lukas | Page 2

As you've followed the pennant races this year, you've probably noticed those "DIV," "WC," and "POFF" columns that have been added to ESPN.com's MLB standings. They refer to the odds of a given team winning its division, winning the wild card, and making the postseason, respectively.

Those numbers come from an operation called coolstandings.com, which generates the probabilities by simulating the regular season one million times every single day (for more on how they do this, look ...

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