Athletics vs Brewers: Week 13's prediction for the World Series

June is just about done, and the standings are in quite a bit of flux. Previous division leaders are on their way out. Others are on their way up the standings. Seeding is being jumbled. Anything could happen now, and with just two weeks until the All Star Game, teams will be looking to get position before they get their players some rest. At a critical time just past the halfway mark in the season, let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Monday, June 30, before the day’s games: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 13 »

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Giants vs Athletics: Week 11's prediction for the World Series

It’s the middle of June, and many of the top teams are starting to slip. In fact, only three active winning streaks are longer than two games. But those streaks are making it a much more exciting race. While not all of the divisions are exactly close, the Wildcard races provide plenty of intrigue to make up for it. Even this late in the season, plenty of surprise teams are persisting, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Monday, June 16, before the day’s games: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 11 »

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Giants vs Athletics: Week 10's prediction for the World Series

10 weeks of the season have gone by, and it’s getting good. The NL East has three teams atop its standings. The Wildcard races are still hot. Cleveland is moving up the ranks as well. And of course, teams are moving past each other all the time. With so much going on, let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Monday, June 9 at 7:05pm: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 10 »

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Giants vs Athletics: Week 9's prediction for the World Series

Nine weeks are gone in the season and June is upon us. Detroit is struggling while Boston is moving back up. The Dodgers are looking to recover their old form. The Astros are only the fourth worst team in the league. The divisions are starting to open up, with division leads being between 3.0 and 4.5 games (except for 7.5 in the NL West). It’s a critical time early in the season, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Monday, June 2, before the day’s games: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 9 »

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Giants vs Tigers: Week 8's prediction for the World Series

The season’s second month is just about over. Josh Beckett threw the season’s first no-hitter. Boston has lost 10 straight. Toronto has taken advantage. Detroit and Oakland are struggling. Atlanta and Milwaukee are looking to hold on. The Wildcards are still in flux. It’s a fun time as we head into June, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Monday, May 26 before the day’s games: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 8 »

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Tigers vs Giants: Week 7's prediction for the World Series

The season goes on, and while both East divisions remain tight top-to-bottom, the others now have clear leaders. The Wildcards remain tight, as does the race for #1 in the NL. Some teams are dealing with injuries, others are trying to get better performances out of a few guys. It’s a delicate time, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Monday, May 19 at 8:00pm: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 7 »

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Tigers vs Brewers: Week 6's prediction for the World Series

A month and a half into the season, things are still volatile. Atlanta is making a comeback. Texas is slipping. Several new teams are poking around the Wildcard races. In fact, except for Houston, every team in the AL is within four games of a Wildcard spot, if not there or better. Except for the Cubs and Diamondbacks, the NL is quite similar. So much is going on, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Monday, May 12, before the day’s games: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 6 »

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