MLB: National League Postseason Predictions

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MLB: National League Postseason Predictions
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Giants Catcher Buster Posey

While the American League may overwhelmingly have the most star power, following the defections of Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder to the Angels and Tigers respectively, the National League is not lacking for attention or success. 

The St. Louis Cardinals delivered the second consecutive World Series title for the Senior Circuit, providing more heartbreak for the Texas Rangers.  

Defending NL MVP Ryan Braun stunned us twice, first by testing positive for the use of a performance enhancing drug last fall, and then again by becoming the first player to successfully appeal the results of that test earlier this year. 

If that weren’t enough, the Los Angeles Dodgers captured more headlines when an ownership group headlined by former Lakers great Magic Johnson won a bid to purchase the team with a $2 billion proposal that eclipsed the next highest bid, and shattered the record for highest price paid for a professional sports franchise

There’s no question that whoever emerges as the 2012 NL pennant winner will likely be an underdog against the AL’s survivor. But recent playoff history has proven that anything can happen on the path to, and during, the Fall Classic.

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