A's, Braves to go deep in playoffs?
Not many expected this. Sure, the Atlanta Braves and Oakland A's got plenty of wild-card love in ESPN's preseason predictions. But with the seemingly stacked Washington Nationals and Texas Rangers in their respective divisions, few saw the Braves and A's as sure Division Series participants. You know where we're going with this -- those prognostications proved incorrect, as Atlanta and Oakland clinched titles Sunday. Each is guaranteed a best-of-five showdown in the postseason. Will either use that to launch a long run?