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2011 World Series Preview & Prediction

October 19, 2011 1 comment

Texas Rangers vs. St. Louis Cardinals

Lineup – When you have the ALCS MVP batting seventh in your lineup then you definitely get the edge in this category. Nelson Cruz has been hotter than the sun lately, while Michael Young, David Murphy, and Mike Napoli have supplied the consistency. Oh, and it doesn’t hurt to have Kinsler, Hamilton, and Andrus at the top of the lineup too. Read more…

2011 ALCS/NLCS Preview & Predictions

October 9, 2011 1 comment

American League Championship Series

Detroit Tigers vs. Texas Rangers

Lineup – The overwhelming power from top to bottom throughout the Rangers lineup give them the edge. The Rangers ranked in the top 5 in all of baseball in the four major batting statistics, including 1st overall in batting average (.283), 2nd overall in slugging percentage (.460), 3rd overall in runs scored (855), and 5th overall in on base percentage (.340).

Rotation – I’ll give the Tigers’ Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, and Doug Fister the slight edge over the Rangers’ C.J. Wilson, Colby Lewis, and Matt Harrison in this one. Verlander is no doubt the Cy Young winner while Scherzer and Fister both have Cy Young-type stuff when their on. Read more…

2011 ALDS/NLDS Preview & Predictions

September 30, 2011 2 comments

American League Division Series

New York Yankees vs. Detroit Tigers

I think Verlander will out-duel Sabathia as the Tigers steal game 1. The Yanks will come back with a win in game 2 with Ivan Nova on the mound and eventually take the series in 5 games as this should be a very close and competitive series. Read more…

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