With the season winding down, the playoffs are just around the corner, and the World Series is within anyone's grasp.
It is a win-or-go-home kind of season in October. What kind of team are we? Do we have what it take to be world champions?
The playoffs look like this if the season were to end today:
THE AMERICAN LEAGUE
- LOS ANGELES ANGEL OF ANAHEIM
- TAMPA BAY RAYS
- CHICAGO WHITE SOX
- BOSTON RED SOX (WILD CARD)
THE NATIONAL LEAGUE
- CHICAGO CUBS
- PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
- LOS ANGELES DODGERS
- NEW YORK METS (WILD CARD)
The October series would shape up to the Red Sox defeating the Angels in four, the Rays defeating the White Sox, and the Red Sox defeating the Rays in six in the ALCS.
As for the National League, the Cubs would defeat the Mets in five, the Phillies would defeat the Dodgers in three, and the Cubs win the ALCS over the Phillies in five games.
The World Series will be the most watched in years if both the Red Sox, who recently have broken their "curse," play the Cubs, who still have their "curse."
The Red Sox will repeat as World Series Champions, thanks to my 2008 MVP Dustin Pedroia, who will step up to play a major role, just like he has in the regular season.
Let me know what you think about the playoff race.