We spend a lot of time at Mack’s Mets arguing debating about what the club shoulda or coulda done better, and generally what we clever people saw coming before anyone else did. I thought it time we put down some of our baseball insights on the record in the form of playoff predictions. Let’s see who really knows baseball!
I don’t have any cash prizes to offer (Mack?) but surely the winner will have some bragging rights, and we will listen respectfully to his or her recommendations for the offseason. At least for a few days.
So, let’s take it one round at a time. We know the matchups in the Division series, and we even know some of the initial results. But, before all hell breaks loose tonight, we can still make our predictions in relative ignorance.
My own predictions:
Blue Jays- Rangers - Blue Jays in 5
I just can’t bet against that Toronto lineup. Even after last night’s game. And I will be cheering for RA to pitch a CG shutout in his start.
Royals - Astros- Astros in 4
The Astros have got that special mix of young talent and Dallas Keuchel, and maybe just maybe Carlos Gomez is about to go on a hot streak.
Cards-Cubs- Cubs in 3
Like the Astros the Cubs have oodles of young talent - and Mr Arrieta. The Cubs are my pick for World Series Champion. The Cubs scare me, frankly, for the medium term.
Dodgers-Mets - Dodgers in 4
This is not what I want, and could go either way, but if we’re betting, then - given recent performance - the smart money has to be on the Dodgers. Let’s hope I am completely wrong.
So in summary:
Division Series Outcome
Blue Jays- Rangers Jays in 5 3-2
Royals - Astros Astros in 4 1-3
Cards-Cubs Cubs in 3 0-3
Dodgers-Mets Dodgers in 4 3-1
We will score by how many games you’re out.
i.e. if the Mets win in 5 then I will score -2.
Les Jeux Sont Fait!