MLB Division Series Picks

John FalcettaSenior Analyst IOctober 3, 2007

IconThis postseason is looking to be the most exciting in years. Here is how I see the first round playoff series matchups turning out:

Cubs v. Diamondbacks

Everyone is taking the Cubs in this one. The D-backs are being overlooked like they have all year long. They must have a problem with that.

Arizona has the homefield and the better bullpen, and they always find a way to win. The Cubs...well you know what they always find a way to do.

I see the Diamondbacks in 5.


Phillies v. Rockies

This is a dream matchup for those who dig the long ball.

Take the over on these games. Both teams are red hot, and show no signs of slowing down. Both have rabid home fans and tremendous home field advantages.

I see this going the distance, with each team winning all their home games. I took the Phillies to win the NL at the start of the season; I am not leaving them now.

Phillies in 5.


Red Sox v. Angels

The hardest to call of all these series'.

I think both teams have big time talent, most of which has World Series expirience. The Sox bullpen is a huge question mark at this point...and how will Dice-K react to the postseason?

Curt Schilling has not been at his best lately, and that could be the key for the Red Sox. The Angels have their issues as well, but I see their bullpen being stronger and them taking one of the first two in Fenway.

Angels in 4.


Yankees v. Indians

The Yankees come in as the hottest team with the most pressure. Cleveland has two great young starters...but who will pitch games three and four?

The Yankees will have Roger Clemens and Mike Mussina on a long rest, and Phil Hughes waiting to go. I see the Yanks having improved the bullpen with Joba Chamberlain, and Ian Kennedy and Hughes possibly helping set up.

I'll take the Yanks in 4.


This shapes up to be some heart stopping baseball...can't wait for the first pitch.