MLB Reports Playoff Predictions 2014

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Hunter Stokes (Chief Writer): 

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The playoffs are upon us, and since we had such a great year predicting a lot of stuff, both Chuck Booth and I are putting our postseason prognostications up.

In other blogs we will take a look at the series and everything, but this is just pure bets.

American League

American League Wild Card Game

Oakland -104 @ Kansas City -106 (Jon Lester @ James Shields)

Chuck – Oakland, Hunter, Oakland

The Tigers were a lot of people's picks

The Tigers were a lot of people’s picks to represent the American League in the World Series this year before the season started.  These guys were the preseason selections for yours truly and Chuck Booth as well.  They have the playoff pedigree, with a balanced hitting attack, and have to cash in this opportunity while they still have Max Scherzer and Victor Martinez on the squad.

 

Detroit (3) vs Baltimore (2) ALDS

Chuck – Detroit in 5

Hunter – Detroit in 4

 

Oakland (4) vs LA Angels (1) ALDS

Chuck – Oakland in 5

Hunter – Los Angeles in 5

 

ALCS

Chuck – Detroit over Oakland in 7

Hunter – Detroit over LAA in 5

 

National League

 

Wild Card Game

San Francisco -113 @ PIttsburgh +103 (Madison Bumgarner @ Edinson Volquez)

Chuck – San Francisco

Hunter – Pittsburgh

 

NLDS(3) STL vs LAD (2)

Chuck – LAD in 5

Hunter – LAD in 4

 

Other series NLDS

Chuck – WSH over SF in 4

Hunter – WSH over PIT in 4

 

NLCS

Chuck – LAD over WSH in 7

Hunter – LAD over WSH in 6

 

For the World Series, both Chuck and I have the matchup of the Dodgers versus the Tigers – and both ending in 7 games.

I have the Dodgers winning for the 1st time since 1988, and Chuck thinks Detroit finally brings home the title to Motown for the 1st time in 30 years.

Clayton Kershaw is the main reason why I am picking the Los Angeles Dodgers to win the World Series.  Perhaps having a month off earlier in the year will prove beneficial for the 4 time reigning NL ERA champion.  I expect him to put it all together this playoffs.  I also think having Zack Greinke coming out of the 2 slot, is resembling what Arizona had with a 1 - 2 punch of Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling from 2001,

Clayton Kershaw is the main reason why I am picking the Los Angeles Dodgers to win the World Series. Perhaps having a month off earlier in the year will prove beneficial for the 4 time reigning NL ERA champion. I expect him to put it all together this playoffs. I also think having Zack Greinke coming out of the 2 slot, is resembling what Arizona had with a 1 – 2 punch of Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling from 2001,

*** The views and opinions expressed in this report are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of mlbreports.com and their partners***

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About chuckbooth3023

I played competitive baseball until 18 years old and had offers to play NCAA Division 1 University Baseball at Liberty University. Post-concussion symptoms from previous football and baseball head injuries forced me to retire by age 19. After two nearly made World Record Attempts in 2008, I set a New World Record by visiting all 30 MLB Parks (from 1st to last pitch) in only 24 Calendar Days in the summer 0f 2009. In April of 2012, I established yet another new GWR by visiting all 30 Parks in only 23 Calendar Days! You can see the full schedule at the page of the www.mlbreports.com/gwr-tracker . In 2015, I watched 224 MLB Games, spanning all 30 MLB Parks in 183 Days. Read about that World Record Journey at http://mlbreports.com/183in2015/229sked2015/
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