Here is an interesting dilemma.
Would you rather have the Rangers win the West, or win a wild card?
Before you answer that, look at the ramifications.
If the Rangers win the West, they will have a best-of-five playoff series against the Toronto Blue Jays, who just beat them two out of three, and who are playing their best baseball of the year. This season the Rangers are 2-4 against Toronto.
If the Rangers win a wild card slot, they would play a winner-take-all game to see who would play the Kansas City Royals. Against the Royals, the Rangers are 4-3.
So, which team would you rather the Rangers face in the first round best-of-five series of the playoffs?
The Blue Jays or the Royals?