The other fellas might chime in with their choices, but I figured I’d get a head-start on them. My feeling is that the Yankees are the best squad in the post-season. Despite questionable pitching, the Bombers have a ridiculous advantage at the bat. Also, none of the post-season teams is particularly dominant in the pitching department. The Tigers were for a part of the season, but they’ve really struggled in the second half. And Minnesota has one stud pitcher and that’s it. In other words, there isn’t one team in either league who has a huge advantage on the run-prevention side of things. So, the Yanks are my clear favorites. here’s how I see each series going down:
Yanks over Tigers in 4
Stat of the Series: Kenny Rogers pitches for
the Tigers. This is the post-season and this is New York City. Ergo, a
Detroit upset is impossible. Rogers will walk in the winning run in
each of the Yanks’ 3 victories.
A’s over Twins in 5
Stat of the Series: The combined salaries of both
rosters is less than the payroll of a small New York City public school
(PS 443 in Bayside). Principal Mary Williamson refuses to comment.
Yanks over A’s in 6
Stat of the Day: Billy Beane’s sh*t doesn’t work
in the off-season. This year is no exception. Good team, bad GM.
Dodgers over Mets in 4
Stat of the Day: The 2003 Red Sox were the best team in baseball that season.
Padres over Cards in 5
Stat of the Day: David Roberts will be a key factor on the bases.
Dodgers over Padres in 7
Stat of the Day: Grady’s bullpen management
is masterful. He pushes all the right buttons at all the right times.
Yanks over Dodgers in 5
Stat of the Day: A-Rod hits 2
walk-off homers during series. The New York tabloids accuse him
of showing off.