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Re: 2008 Postseason Predictions

Postby The Artful Dodger » Wed Oct 01, 2008 2:59 pm

BronXBombers51 wrote:World Series:
Los Angeles Dodgers def. Los Angeles Angels (7 games)


OK, because someone jinxed it in an earlier thread and on the first post of this one, I'll play along:

Divisional Series:
Los Angeles Angels def. Boston Red Sox (5 games)
Tampa Bay Rays def. Chicago White Sox (4 games)
Los Angeles Dodgers def. Chicago Cubs (4 games)
Philadelphia Phillies def. Milwaukee Brewers (5 games)

League Championship Series:
Los Angeles Angels def. Tampa Bay Rays (6 games)
Los Angeles Dodgers def. Philadelphia Phillies (7 games)

World Series:
Los Angeles Dodgers def. Los Angeles Angels (7 games)

The Cubs are obviously the most consistent of the NL bunch, but it's a very winnable series for the Dodgers with the short series evening their chances. If D-Lowe pitches up to form and Billingsley gets a handle on those walks, the Dodgers should be in it. They haven't gotten over the Wrigley hoodoo this year, but that's why the Dodgers have a talisman in Manny.

I'd say this is the year the Angels finally get over the first-round hump against Boston but they're so evenly matched and it'll be a toss-up. I, like any self-respecting anti-Boston sports fan will be supporting the team down south in "Los Angeles".

You folks back in the Midwest/East can resume ice fishing season if a Freeway Series is in store (who cares about ratings after all). Frankly, I think the Freeway Series is still too friendly, but a tight 7-game World Series/I-5 derby will hopefully change that.
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Re: 2008 Postseason Predictions

Postby Bloody Sox » Wed Oct 01, 2008 3:04 pm

Big Pimpin wrote:Hey Pogo, the first round series are 5 gamers. ;-)

The funnier part is that he picked two of the division series to end in 3 games, but the other two to go at least 6 :-)
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Re: 2008 Postseason Predictions

Postby raiders_umpire » Wed Oct 01, 2008 4:11 pm

Boston Red Sox defeat LA Angels in 5 games
Tampa Bay Rays defeat CH White Sox in 4 games

LA Dodgers defeat CH Cubs in 5 games
Phillies defeat Brewers in 4 games

Rays defeat Red Sox in 6 games
Dodgers defeat Phillies in 6 games

Rays defeat Dodgers in 6 games


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Re: 2008 Postseason Predictions

Postby RedSoxNation04 » Wed Oct 01, 2008 4:20 pm

BronXBombers51 wrote:
RedSoxNation04 wrote:
BronXBombers51 wrote:
I am pulling for the Cubs, Dodgers, Rays, in that order. But as long as Boston loses, I won't be upset. I think the winner of LA/Chc goes to the World Series. The series is a coin flip for me. I think the Dodgers have a pitching advantage, and while the Cubs are overall a better team, I just have visions of Manny going berserk and dominating the world.

Way to be objective ;-D


:-?

That statement didn't have to do with my picks, it had to do with my personal feelings. Boston winning is the only scenario that I'd be upset with. Unfortunately, I don't see Tampa or Chicago beating them in a 7 game series, so it's either the Angels or the NL. Hopefully the Angels get them out of the way early, although I'll admit the Series would be more fun if it were Sox-Cubs or Sox-Dodgers.

Just a friendly jab, Bombers... ;-D
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Re: 2008 Postseason Predictions

Postby Omaha Red Sox » Wed Oct 01, 2008 4:32 pm

Divisional Series:
Los Angeles Angels def. Boston Red Sox (5 games) - Angels just too good all around.
Tampa Bay Rays def. Chicago White Sox (3 games) - Sox squeaked in, but won't last long.
Chicago Cubs def. Los Angeles Dodgers def. (4 games) - Cubs are just great all around.
Philadelphia Phillies def. Milwaukee Brewers (4 games) - Pitching and bullpen win this for the Phils.

League Championship Series:
Los Angeles Angels def. Tampa Bay Rays (5 games) - Angels depth beats Rays inexperience.
Chicago Cubs def. Philadelphia Phillies (5 games) - Phils too inconsistent to battle best team in the NL.

World Series:
Chicago Cubs def. Los Angeles Angels (6 games) - Pitching takes down Angels.
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Re: 2008 Postseason Predictions

Postby daullaz » Wed Oct 01, 2008 5:25 pm

ALDS

Angels over Red Sox in 4
White Sox over Rays in 5

NLDS

Phillies over Brewers in 3
Cubs over Dodgers in 5

ALCS

Angels over White Sox in 5

NLCS

Phillies over Cubs in 6

World Series

Angels over Phillies in 5
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Re: 2008 Postseason Predictions

Postby SpecialFNK » Wed Oct 01, 2008 8:05 pm

im not going to pick how many games each series will go, but these are my winnning picks.

ALDS
Angels over Red Sox
Rays over White Sox

NLDS
Dodgers over Cubs
Phillies over Brewers

ALCS
Angels over Rays

NLCS
Dodgers over Phillies

WS
Dodgers over Angels

theres alot of talk in the Media about this is the Cubs year and how they are the best team in the NL, but the Dodgers since acquiring Ramirez have a better record than the Cubs. the Dodgers also have Furcal back leading off at SS.
the Dodgers have the best team ERA in the NL.
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Re: 2008 Postseason Predictions

Postby mweir145 » Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:14 pm

ALDS

Red Sox over Angels in 5
Rays over White Sox in 5

NLDS

Phillies over Brewers in 4
Dodgers over Cubs in 5

ALCS

Red Sox over Rays in 6

NLCS

Dodgers over Phillies in 7

World Series

Red Sox over Dodgers in 5

I would prefer that Manny beat the Sox, but I don't really see that happening. Boston is the best team in baseball this year.
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Re: 2008 Postseason Predictions

Postby NorthSider2 » Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:57 pm

NLDS
Cubs over Dodgers [In 5 games]
Phillies over Brewers [In 4 games]

ALDS
Rays over Sox [In 4 Games]
Angels over Red Sox [In 5 Games]

NLCS

Phillies over Cubs [In 7 Games]

ALCS
Angels over Rays [In 5 Games]

World Series
Angels over Phillies [In 6 Games]
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Re: 2008 Postseason Predictions

Postby eftda » Thu Oct 02, 2008 12:49 am

Cubs over Angels in 6
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