MLB Postseason Predictions
A lot of media pundits are already giving the World Series to the Yankees. However, I don't think that's completely true. These predictions are not based on what every one else think, but they are not based on the under dog either. I am just doing this based on what I think will do. So, No Yankees-Dodgers crap, but no Rockies-Twins either. So, here are my predictions.
ALDS- Boston vs. Los Angeles of Anaheim
In the last 5 years, Boston has defeated the Angels in the first round. Is this the year all of that changes. The Angels are stacked with speedy, contact guys. Considering the woes the Red Sox have throwing out baserunners, I think the BoSox will be defeated in 5 games.
ALDS- Minnesota vs. New York
This one should be a no-brainer, but unfortunetly, with the Twins, there are never no-brainers. The Yankees have a very strong team, and the Twins have been swept both times. However, the Twins have the secret weapon of the Metrodome, and who knows what will happen? However, it's not enough, as the Yanks win in 4.
NLDS- Colarado vs. Philadelphia
This is a rematch of 2007, and it is a very interesting battle. It pits the last two National League pennamnt winners versus each other. I can't see the rox winning it, however, as the Phils sweep the Rockies.
NLDS- Los Angeles vs. St. Louis
This is a showdown between two teams that have history, and could both very well beat each other. You have the young Dodgers, who are led by historical manager Joe Torre, and the Cards, with La Russa, Dave Duncan, and Jose Oquendo, along with Wainwright and Carpenter. I have the Cards winning in 5, as they are just too good.
ALCS- Los Angeles of Anaheim vs. New York
We have here two totally different teams here. We have the slugging, power loving, billionaire Yankees, and we have the scrappy, speedy, not expensive or cheap Angels. Usually buying your players doesn't work, and it doesn't here either. Angels in 6.
MVP- Bobby Abreu
NLCS- Philadelphia vs. St. Louis
We have two storied franchises. The Phillies are hungry to defend their title, and the Cards are hard to get past with dual Cy Young threats. This goes all the way, with the Cardinals prevailing in seven.
MVP- Albert Pujols
World Series- St. Louis vs. Los Angeles of Anaheim
This is the big daddy game, crunch time. This is the World Series. They have the double duos of Waino and Carpenter, and sluggers Pujols and Holliday. However, the Angels have Abreu, Torii, and Aybar, along with fuel from late Nick Adenhart. Games 1 and 2 go to the Angels, however, the Cards take Game 3. Game 4 is all Angel City, and they finish it in 5.
Co-MVPs- Torii Hunter and Nick Adenhart