I present to you...
The consolation bracket fantasy World Series, courtesy of whatifsports.com, a site that lets you simulate games between real or fantasy teams.
I'm going to simulate each game, taking the first plausible result. The engine is imperfect, as it likes to use mediocre relievers for 3 or 4 inning stints. And the rosters also include injured players like Corey Patterson. So, my parameters are:
No starting pitcher pitches over 130 pitches.
No reliever pitches over 2 innings unless long relief or extra innings
No non-roster player appearances.
There is some realism in this, though. Please note that even in this simulation, Grady Little leaves the starting pitcher in for too long, and Nomar goes 0-for-4.
Game 1: Lowe vs. Clement (Sox 4-3)
(http://www.whatifsports.com/mlb/boxscor ... d=11115685
Game 2. Wakefield vs. Zambrano at Boston
Game 3. Martinez vs. Prior at Chicago
Game 4. Burkett vs. Wood at Chicago
Game 5. Lowe vs. Clement at Chicago
Game 6. Wakefield vs. Prior at Boston
Game 7. Martinez vs. Wood at Boston
I'm thinking Dusty would roll the dice at game 6 and go with Prior on short rest.