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Four 100-Win Teams Makes MLB Playoffs a True Tossup

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    It pains me to say be discussing postseason baseball at all since my Cubbies decided to have a lackluster year and not make the playoffs, but with the sheer strength of the field in this years playoffs I have a feeling I'll still have a lot of fun watching from the sidelines. With four 100-win teams in the playoffs and no runaway odds-on-favorite, it's going to be fun baseball for die-hard and casual fans alike to watch.

    The Dodgers, Yankees, Twins, and Astros all finished the regular season with over 100 wins and all have a legitimate chance to win it all this year. Vegas is giving the Astros the slightest of advantages in taking it all while not surprisingly giving the Dodgers the best chance to win the NL Pennant and almost as good of odds as the Astros as winning it all.

    It goes without saying that the Dodgers are the clear favorite to win the NL Pennant, but crazier things have happened before and I wouldn't be surprised in the least if the Cardinals or Braves, two storied teams in their own right, take the pennant away from them.

    However, the AL will be far more interesting with two 100-win teams playing against each other in the Division Series, which is just crazy. That series between the Twins and Yankees alone will be one of the most exciting to watch in the entire playoffs. And while there is always a chance that Houston can get knocked out in the ALDS, I have a feeling they will easily make the ALCS and we'll have yet another awesome series to watch between two powerhouse teams.

    Needless to say, this years playoffs are sure to bring a whole bunch of fireworks that will even get this die hard Cubs fan to tune into.

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    Give me the Dodgers to beat the Nationals, easy. Tough call for the Cardinals/Braves NLDS.. but I'll go with the Cardinals since they seem to have more momentum entering the postseason. And between the Dodgers and St. Louis.. it's the Dodgers again, easy.

    For the AL, that's a lot tougher. I agree the Yankee/Twins match-up is maybe the best series in the whole playoffs. Both of those teams could win it all this year so its kinda a shame they happen to be in the same League. I'll go with the Yankees only because they were 4-2 against the Twins during the regular season.

    And I also think its crazy that the wildcard AL game has two teams with 96 and 97 wins playing each other. Both Tampa Bay and Oakland could win that, coin toss basically. But I would be shocked if either took down Houston, so gimme the Astros taking on the Yankees. And surprise pick, the Yankees win the AL pennant.

    So that would make my prediction -- Yankees vs Dodgers in the World Series. From there I have no idea. But that would be an excellent World Series. Two of the most historic and iconic teams in the league, who have played each other 11 times in the World Series. But the last time was in 1981. So about 38 years in the making of a rematch.

    The Yankees are 8-3 vs the Dodgers all time in the World Series, from 1941-1981. Hope we get to see that rematch.

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    Dallasite Wrote:

    So that would make my prediction -- Yankees vs Dodgers in the World Series. From there I have no idea. But that would be an excellent World Series. Two of the most historic and iconic teams in the league, who have played each other 11 times in the World Series. But the last time was in 1981. So about 38 years in the making of a rematch.

    The Yankees are 8-3 vs the Dodgers all time in the World Series, from 1941-1981. Hope we get to see that rematch.

    I would most definitely second the Houston Astros pick. Then again, being a history nut, I would love to see the Yankees and the Dodgers in the WS. You hit the nail on the head. I can't think of a more iconic face off.