14 October 2016

2016 MLB Postseason Predictions: League Championship Series

The 2016 Major League Baseball Postseason rolls on this weekend as the League Championship Series kicks off. Only four teams have their World Series dreams intact and in about a week, we will whittle that down to two. Who will get to the 2016 World Series? Here are my predictions for the ALCS and the NLCS.

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Cleveland Indians (2014 - Pres) American League (1998 - Pres)Toronto Blue Jays (2012 - Pres)
While I did get the Blue Jays right, I did also get the Indians dead wrong so there's that. But I will pick against the Indians yet again and here is why: the edge in the starting rotation will make an impact and I don't think that the Cleveland arms will be enough to keep the powerful Toronto lineup at bay.
Blue Jays in 6
Chicago Cubs (1979 - 1993)  National League (1998 - Pres)Los Angeles Dodgers (2012 - Pres)
It got a little hairy for the Cubs against the San Francisco Giants but a furious rally in Game 4 sealed the deal to get them back to the NLCS for the second year in a row. I think they drew the team that they would have not preferred to see in the Dodgers thanks to their solid pitching rotation but you would have a hard time convincing me that Chicago is not the superior club in this matchup.
Cubs in 5

2 comments:

  1. Hi Ben
    My Jays have exceeded my expectations so anything more is a bonus. That said the bats may not hit so many HRs if the nights are chilly and that hurts the Jays. Our BP is suspect and I wouldn't trust it to keep us ahead in a one-run game but the team has momentum. I just hope your call is right... I think the Cubs will get past LA in the NLCS. Did you predict the Cubbies to win the WS back in April? If so I think you may well be proved right.

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  2. nobody wants to believe in believeland well sucks for all of you who didnt see Cleveland win the world series hahahhahahahaha jays suck go back home to canada and dont return to Cleveland since we will sweep you anyways lol. indians in 4 in both ALCS and WS

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