Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Championship Record (2-0)
Divisional Record (3-1)
2013 World Series Prediction
St. Louis Cardinals Vs Boston Red Sox
Well unfortunately the two best teams are set to matchup for The World Series, I say unfortunately because I absolutely HATE The Red Sox and I don’t really care for The Cardinals either, but hey I guess that should make my prediction even easier since there won’t be one ounce of bias! Both of these teams matchup so well against eachother it’s tough to decide who has any type of edge because they both dominate with starting pitching, as well as in the bullpen and they also have power in their batting lineups. Like I said before, in my previous blog, I thought The Red Sox were the best team in the league in the Summer so I don’t really see them falling apart right now, they are playing some great team baseball and also mistake free baseball! I feel like The Red Sox are more likely to take advantage of The Cardinals mistakes and edge out the close games, they also have a bunch of scrappy veterans who know how to make the big play when needed, just ask Shane Victorino and Big Papi they have had some game changing moments already and I don’t think it will stop until they hoist the trophy.
Red Sox over Cardinals 6 games
Friday, October 11, 2013
Div Series Record (3-1)
2013 MLB Championship Series Predictions
Detroit Tigers Vs Boston Red Sox
This is going to be one hell of a matchup between these two teams because they are so similar. The Tigers are coming off of a great series against The A’s, Justin Verlander who has had a horrible season for his standards pitched one of the best games of his career in game 5 to get them to this point which I think is a huge confidence builder for him to begin to dominate the rest of the playoffs. The Red Sox basically dominated The Rays and easily moved onto The Championship Series and looked great even in the one loss they had. Where I think The Red Sox will have the edge in this series will be with their bullpen, I believe The Red Sox bullpen is more reliable than The Tigers. Benoit, the closer for Detroit, tends to get into some trouble by getting guys on base and making things closer than they should be and with the way The Red Sox have been hitting this season that’s not a good thing for The Tigers and I think they will take advantage.
Red Sox over Tigers 6 games
Los Angeles Dodgers Vs St. Louis Cardinals
The Cardinals are such a great organization it is amazing how they can just consistently make it to this point in the playoffs on a regular basis and not even have to go after big name players and pay them a ton of money and then watch them fall apart to injuries. They have silently dominated the NL this year and look to go back to yet another World Series. The Dodgers have been battling through injuries since the start of the season, including the reigning MVP Matt Kemp who has spent the majority of this season rehabbing injuries one after the other and doesn’t look like he has a shot at playing in this series let alone The World Series if they get that far, but they’ve still managed to play well and get through it. The Dodgers play in a God awful division so that helped them get into the playoffs, where as The Cardinals are in one of the strongest divisions where three of the teams made the playoffs. I think that’s a huge advantage for The Cardinals because they know how to win when it counts and they have been on a tear this second half of the season. They stole their division from The Pirates who owned it from the jump and then stole the playoffs from The Pirates in The NLDS and now they’re going to come in and steal The NL Championship from The Dodgers, at least I hope so because I hate The Dodgers!
Cardinals over Dodgers 6 games
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Los Angeles Dodgers Vs Atlanta Braves
The Dodgers have been on a roller coaster ride all season long, they started playing like shit and were looking like the worst team in baseball, then all of a sudden they start to dominate all behind some great pitching, getting some injured guys back and the emergence of the rookie Yasiel Puig. But heading into the playoffs The Dodgers started to cool off and aren’t looking as dominant as they did this Summer. The Braves on the other hand have been pretty consistent for the most part this season, their batting lineup has been tops in the league Justin Upton led the way by hitting 27 HR and bringing in 70 RBI’s and also the first baseman Freddie Freeman has 23 HR’s and 109 RBI and batted a .319 AVG, those are some great numbers right there! As far as scoring goes both of these teams have no issues with it and are evenly matched up, but where The Dodgers have the edge is with their starting pitching. Clayton Kershaw has been dominant once again this year and Grienke is also having yet another good season, the bullpen has been their problem so if it comes down to that there could be a problem for The Dodgers, but having the pitching edge gets them the win in this series.
Dodgers over Braves 4 games
Pittsburgh Pirates Vs St. Louis Cardinals
This is probably going to be the best matchup of the division series both of these teams know eachother really well since they are in the same division. They battled it out all season long and have had ups and downs against eachother so either team can take this one! The Pirates have been a strong team for the majority of the season, they did start to fall apart the last month but they looked real good in The Wild Card Playoff game against The Reds, once they start hitting the lineup is hard to stop especially because they’re known for hitting a lot of homeruns! Francisco Liriano has also stepped it up since signing with them and is looking to be fully recovered from past injuries and has been one of the most dominant pitchers this season and has really carried this team when most everybody forgot about him. The Cardinals are once again playing well, they always seem to get by with a bunch of nobodies for the most part but they have looked good all season long and crept up to win that division. Right now I think The Pirates are riding a wave of momentum coming in from The Wild Card Round and I think will step it up to get to The Championship Series. I think their batting lineup is better, their bullpen is better and they play better defense.
Pirates over Cardinals 5 games
Detroit Tigers Vs Oakland A’s
So I’m not as avid of a baseball fan like I am football for example, but I definitely keep up on baseball throughout the season and I had no fucking idea that The A’s were dominating their division for the last like month or so! They came out of nowhere and won the division, but I guess that’s not tough when you have two of the biggest choke artist teams in your division (Angels and Rangers). The Tigers on the other hand have been dominant once again, the pitching has been solid, especially from Max Scherzer who led the league with 21 wins, shockingly Justin Verlander was the one on The Tigers struggling this year and that’s odd coming from him since he’s been one of the best pitchers in baseball over the last 5 years or so. Miguel Cabrera has followed up his triple crown year with almost ANOTHER triple crown, dude has been a beast since the day he stepped into the league and he’s not letting up, he had 44 HR, 137 RBI, and had a .348 avg, those are some insane numbers. Like I said before I’m not too sure what The A’s have going on with their team I have a feeling whatever they’re working with will not be enough to even compete with The Tigers for an entire series.
Tigers over A’s 3 games
Tampa Bay Rays Vs Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox made a huge turn around this year from last year, they have a brand new manager who has had this team dominating for the majority of the season. The pitchers have been pitching lights out this year, the batting lineup has been producing a lot of runs and they’ve even been able to continue to play well even though they’ve had some injuries. The Rays have also had a good season, they’ve had their shaky moments but overall they came into the playoffs strong and should be a strong contender against The Red Sox. These two teams know eachother very well since they’re in the same division and had some great matchups already this season, I’ve felt since the Summer that The Red Sox are the overall best team in baseball and are the team to beat so with that being said I’ve gotta pick The Red Sox in this series. The Rays should give them a run for their money but overall The Red Sox are a better team from top to bottom.
Red Sox over Rays 4 games