Red Sox vs Braves: Week 25's prediction for the World Series

Just one week remains until the playoffs begin. Four divisions and five slots overall are locked up. The Wildcard race in the East is still heated at this late stage, so pay close attention to the melees in the upcoming weeks. It’ll be fun to watch who ends up with which seed, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Monday, September 23 at 7:05pm: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 25 »

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If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 24

September 16, 2013 at 7:17pm in MLB, Red Sox
Red Sox vs Braves: Week 24's prediction for the World Series

The playoffs are stating to come into picture, but the AL is still full of action in the season’s final two weeks. The Indians, Orioles, Yankees and Royals are all well within striking distance of the Rays and Rangers for a Wildcard spot. While five divisions are all but wrapped up, the Cardinals and Pirates are tied atop the NL West. And given the importance of winning a division and avoiding sudden death in the Wildcard game, a playoff game would be needed even if both teams make the playoffs anyway. Clearly, much remains on the line, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Monday, September 16, before the day’s games: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 24 »

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Red Sox vs Braves: Week 23's prediction for the World Series

September is well underway, and the divisions are starting to wrap up. We’re really starting to get a good idea of who the final 10 teams will be, though a few teams on the outside in the AL still have some pretty legitimate hopes of a Wildcard berth. Even if a postseason birth is probable, however, there’s still plenty of room to gain or lose a seed, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Monday, September 9, before the day’s games: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 23 »

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Tigers vs Braves: Week 21's prediction for the World Series

We’re rapidly getting down to the last month of the season, but nothing has slowed down yet. The AL is still tough as ever, though Oakland is starting to fall off just a bit. Pittsburgh’s troubles are finally catching up with them, which has served to make the NL Central race and NL overall a lot more interesting. Teams are frantically searching the waiver wire and free agent markets for extra help that could lift them over the hump, or at least avoid the embarrassment of earning the top overall draft pick. In this rush for the extra-important #1 seed, let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Monday, August 26 at 7:05pm: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 21 »

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Tigers vs Braves: Week 20's prediction for the World Series

20 weeks into the season, plenty of races are still in play. By the same token, many other teams are running out of time. The AL playoff teams are logjammed at the top. The NL is a little more open, but the Reds are starting to make things interesting again in the NL Central. A lot’s been going on lately, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Tuesday, August 20 at 7:05pm: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 20 »

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Tigers vs Braves: Week 19's prediction for the World Series

The Waiver-Wire deals are well underway, and there are plenty of contending teams still looking to tweak their rosters in the event they finds themselves in a late-September race. Neither league is safe at the top, and with the #1 seed meaning a whole lot with a one-game Wildcard playoff, we’re sure to see a massive amount of cutthroat competition from here on out. With so many teams swapping places in the standings, let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Monday, August 12 at 7:05pm: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 19 »

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August is here, and there’s still plenty going on. Most importantly, the Biogenesis suspensions have been dished out. A-Rod is appealing, though the Yankees aren’t in the best position anyway with other teams vastly improving their records. Plenty of teams are still in the race, and the trade deadline helped out plenty of them. Especially in the East, anything could still happen, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Monday, August 8 at 9:00pm: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 18 »

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