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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.