Here’s my postseason picks. Do you agree or disagree?
AL Divisional Series:
Yankees beat the Twins in four.
The Twins have a lot of momentum. They’re bound to falter soon. Plus, they just depleted their bullpen in the 12 inning marathon win on Tuesday, and must bounce right back.
Red Sox beat the Angels in five.
The Red Sox will win – if only for the fact that I want to see the Yankees/Red Sox rivalry in full force this offseason. The Angels NL style approach could give them problems though.
NL Divisional Series
Rockies beat the Phillies in four.
The Rockies have been one of the hottest teams in the recent months. They almost wrestled the NL West team away from the Dodgers, who had an almost insurmountable lead earlier in the summer. The Phillies bullpen is shaky, leaving the door open for another “Rocktober,” at least for a little while.
Cardinals beat the Dodgers in three.
Yeah, I’m calling for a sweep of the NL West champs. I wasn’t impressed at all when I saw them recently in Pittsburgh. Heck, the Pirates won 3 out of 4 against the Dodgers in late September. The Pirates!! With Chris Carpenter and Adam Wainwright, the Cards have this one all but locked up.
Yankees over the Red Sox in six.
The Yankees firepower will be too much for the Red Sox to handle. Also, I hate the Red Sox more than any other team, even if they do have ex Pirate Jason Bay.
Cardinals over the Rockies in seven.
The Cardinals starting rotation is just too good. The Rockies are a great team, but the road will end for them in the NLCS.
Yankees over the Cardinals in seven.
There’s a saying that good pitching will be good hitting. Whoever said that didn’t factor in the Yankees offense and the Yankee stadium factor – which has seen a record number of balls flying out of the yard. Albert Pujols and Matt Holliday will make things interesting to watch, but the Yankees will bring home the trophy in 2009.