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2006 Playoff Predictions

Man, I love the playoffs.  Each game seems to be a nail biter and with the Tigers making the post season this year, it’s that much sweeter.  Who’s coming out on top in the 2006 World Series?  I’m not sure but I definitely have my opinion.

ALDS

Tigers vs. Yankees – Tigers in Five – You can check out both my series preview over at the Hardball Times and my comments in the AL Series Previews over at Baseball Anaylsts.

Twins vs. A’s – A’s in Four -  The Twins win game one with Johan on the mound but lose the next three to face the Tigers in the ALCS.

NLDS

Mets vs. Dodgers – Mets in Four - The Mets have been comfortably in first place for most of the season while the Dodgers have been fighting for their playoff lives for the stretch run.  Even without Pedro, I think the Mets offense will get things going and take this one in four games.

Padres vs. Cardinals – Padres in Three – I think the Padres pitching will carry them in this one.  Jake Peavy will have the best start of any pitcher in the division series and help carry the Padres to the only sweep of the playoffs.

ALCS

Tigers vs. A’s – Tigers in Seven – Kenny Rogers wins games two and seven to help carry the Tigers to their first World Series since 1984.

NLCS

Mets vs. Padres – Mets in Six – The Mets pitching costs them a couple of games but they do just enough to win some ugly games to pull this one out.  Carlos Delgado leads the way on offense and he walks away with the NLCS MVP.

World Series

Tigers vs. Mets – At the beginning of the year, I predicted the Yankees and the Mets would square off in the World Series and I’m half right.  The Tigers and Mets play a back and forth series comporable to 1986 but this time, the Mets don’t have Billy Buckner to bail them out.  Tigers in seven.

Wishful thinking?  Let’s hope not.  Let the playoffs begin.  I’ll have a playoff chat thread up later and I’ll actually be here for the game so I’ll be able to talk about the game.



Whatever drugs you’re on, I want some.

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Posted by Ben K. on October 3rd, 2006 at 5:30 am

It’s ok to be hopeful. :-)

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Posted by Krystyn on October 3rd, 2006 at 8:43 am

tigers will be in series,but they’ll be playing the cardinals. tigers in 5.

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Posted by tigerbrown on October 6th, 2006 at 6:52 am

[...] This was the reaction of the Yankees general manager to New York’s exit from the playoffs yesterday. Clearly Cashman is surprised that the Yankees could lose to the Detroit Tigers. In watching the game yesterday, the Fox announcers insisted that no one would have thought the Tigers could win (although TigerBlog was clearly the exception). [...]

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Posted by Should the Yankees be Surprised? « The Wages of Wins Journal on October 8th, 2006 at 8:47 am

NLCS: Mets over Cardinals
ALCS: Oakland over Tigers

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Posted by Amanda on October 9th, 2006 at 10:53 pm


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