2010 MLB Season Preview (Part VIII: Postseason)
First things first, thanks to everyone who followed this series. Hope you enjoyed what I had to say; if nothing else, you get to throw them in my face if I end up being dead wrong.
This slideshow is pretty straight forward, as I'm guessing how the League Division Series, League Champsionship Series, and finally the World Series is going to play out this season.
Congrats everyone; we survived the off season, and the boys of Summer are back. Enjoy the season everyone.
Yankees over White Sox in 3
I realize that anything can happen, and who's hot and who's not going into October, but I just don't think the White Sox will be any match for the Yankees. Jake Peavy and Mark Buerhle may give the Sox a chance to win, but the Yankees ultimately will sweep.
Rangers over Red Sox in 5
Yes, I'm going with the upset here. If you couldn't tell, I've just got a really good feeling about the Rangers in 2010. The Rangers will take a 2-0 series lead, while the Sox will flip the script at Fenway to force a Game 5, where the Rangers will triumph to head to the ALCS.
Phillies over Dodgers in 4
Maybe if the Dodgers had gone out and gotten a proven ace (Roy Halladay perhaps?), I'd finally pick them to get past the Phillies. However, they didn't do that and they're flat-out not as good as they were last year; the Phillies are better. No reason to expect anything to change.
Giants over Cardinals in 4
Calling yet another upset. Simply put, I think Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain are going to carry the Giants in this series, holding down Albert Pujols and the Cardinals' other big bats and getting just enough run support to be victorious.
Yankees over Rangers in 7
Fans of offense are in for a treat this October, as the American League's two best offenses are going to meet in the ALCS. You know I like the Rangers and I think they're going to push the Yankees to a seventh game, but their luck will finally run out as the Yankees' pitching will give them the edge.
Phillies over Giants in 5
Lincecum and Cain will hold down the Cardinals offense in the NLDS; they'll have no such luck against Utley, Howard, and the Phillies. On the flip side, Roy Halladay and Cole Hamels should mow down a mediocre Giants' offense, giving the Phillies a third straight NL Pennant.
2010 World Series
Phillies over Yankees in 7
I know; not very original or daring of me. To make it up to you, I'm going to flip the script a little. This time, the series is going the distance, and this time the Phillies are coming out on top. Roy Halladay will be the difference this time around, and Placido Polanco will get the ring he deserves so much.
I hope I'm proven wrong (preferably by my beloved Tigers), but I'm going with the best two teams in each league and that's the Phillies and Yankees until someone overtakes them.