If the season ended today(and since it actually could next week) who do you think would go into the playoffs as the strongest team with the best shot of winning the World Series. The current matchups would be:
ALDS New York(E) vs Seattle(WC) Oakland(W) vs Minnesota(C)
NLDS Atlanta(E) vs Los Angeles(WC) Arizona(W) vs St. Louis(C)
The irony is that the team playing the best ball now(Anaheim) would miss out.
Just looking at it, I would probably lean towards either St. Louis or Atlatna playing Oakland...
EDIT: I decided maybe St. Louis should stay in the (C) not the (E)
gonna build a giant drill and bore straight into hell releasing ancient demons from their sleep-forever spell so they can walk upon the earth and get recituated and run the diet pill pyramid that MC Pee Pants has created
Originally posted by T.R.The D-Backs won last year. Their offense is worlds better this year. Even Schilling/Johnson are better this year (Johnson's about the same, Schilling is better.) They've gotta be the favorites.
I just think the Braves rotation is deeper than the D-Backs, its nothing personal against them. Believe me, the last thing I want to see is the Braves in a Series.
You know, I really want to pull for the Cards this postseason, given all that's happened. Maybe they can luck out and somehow get past the D-backs.. and if they do, they'll be fine. However, to pull that off would require nothing short of a miracle.
The D-Backs are overrated; their offense is good, but doesn't match up with Atlanta or St. Louis. The pitching...it's Johnson and Schilling. The Braves can match, and beat, that with Glavine and Maddux, not to mention Millwood and his shrink. And Atlanta's bullpen beats out Zona's. Cards rotation come the playoffs: Morris, Williams, Finley. Stephenson, Benes and Simontachhi in long relief. SCARY. That, plus a decent bullpen (though not the caliber of the other two.) Really, it's anyone's ballgame in the NL. I'd go with the Birds just for wishful thinking, but no one really has the advantage. If I was forced by a powerful deity to bet my life, I guess I'd go with the Braves. The Wild Card, by the way, is toast.
The AL just got screwed up by the wonderful race in the West; either the winner will have so much momentum they'll sweep through the playoffs, or they'll be so beat up they'll be chicken feed for the Twins. I think the former. The Yanks over the Wild Card, then the winner of the West...let's say, um, Oakland, to the Series.
*Yawns* As good as the Braves & D-Backs are...the DAMNED YANKEES will probably end up winning whatever series there is, if any. Sad, but true, and that's what's gotten me pissed at Major League Baseball in the first place.
That reminds me of a Simpsons quote:
"Do you want to know the shocking truth?... Or...DO YOU WANT TO SEE ME SOCK SOME DINGERS?!" Mark McGwire
Sadly, Mark, dingers won't bring me back...
"That's what the Internet is for, slandering others anonymously" Banky Edwards (Jason Lee), Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back
"Smile." Maguire (Jude Law), Road to Perdition
"You can't fight in here, this is the War Room!" The President (Peter Sellers), Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love the Bomb
I think the Mariners are giving up equal talent for a lesser pitcher (of course he's a lot more cost friendly) in Bedard, but I really thought that Hughes, Kennedy, Melky deal was the best thing out there ... if it ever really was out there to begin with....