Kind of a false premise, no? No one is saying "legit playoff team" yet. Just a contender. A team not out of the race by any stretch. A .491 team now could well be a .530 team (85-77) by the time the season wraps up. As has been pointed out, teams have won divisions and World Series with similar records, even before the advent of wildcards.But, baseball is kind of dumb if a .491 team is a legit playoff team, no?