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Here we are, at the League Championship Series. Texas won in Tampa three times, the Yankees steamrolled the Twins again, the Phillies took care of business, and the Giants ended Bobby Cox’ career in Atlanta.
Here at SoB, we foresee a match-up of #1 vs #W in the World Series (except for the leader, Pete) of the Phillies and Yankees. Cliff Lee is only going twice for the Rangers, while Halladay is set to go for the Phils at home. The Yankees’ three-man rotation from last year is no more, and Big Time Timmy Jam has a blister. As a result, the Phillies should either win quickly in five, or it won’t matter for Lincecum and they’ll end up winning in seven. Cliff Lee’s truncated influence in the series should help the Yankees move on, unless he’s still that good and the Rangers’ base runners are that aggressive.
Robinson Cano and Roy Halladay are the most favored MVP candidates, with Howard and Utley getting NLCS MVP nods, and Jeter, Sabathia, and Lee himself getting nods in the ALCS, which should be a mid-length series. So how have we all individually foreseen the future? Check below to find out.
|Yankees / Rangers||Giants / Phillies||Total|
|Name||Winner||Series Length||Series MVP||Winner||Series Length||Series MVP||Points|
|Andrew||Yankees||6||Robinson Cano||Phillies||5||Roy Halladay||6|
|Brian||Yankees||5||Robinson Cano||Phillies||5||Roy Halladay||5|
|Erikk||Yankees||6||Derek Jeter||Phillies||5||Roy Halladay||5|
|John||Yankees||7||C.C. Sabathia||Phillies||7||Ryan Howard||7|
|KC||Yankees||6||Robinson Cano||Phillies||5||Chase Utley||4|
|Pete||Rangers||6||Cliff Lee||Phillies||7||Roy Halladay||9|