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Posted on: August 28, 2009 5:09 pm
 
Now these are the teams that I think will be making the playoffs this season...
AL East: New York Yankees (high powered offense, still seems to be running strong, also with a very strong road record and 11 remaining road games.)

AL Central: Chicago White Sox: Low in team batting, but still ahead of 1st place Detroit, they are also higher in team ERA, and runs allowed.)

AL West: LA Angels (Second in the majors in runs scored, and first in batting avg.  Also with a better road record than the Rangers which will help in the long run.)

AL Wild Card: Boston Red Sox (Coming off of a large slump to start the second half the sox bats have rebounded nicely, if the pitching follows I think they can easily clinch the wild card, if not then it should be a race to the finish with Tampa Bay, and Texas.)

NL East: Philadelphia Phillies (7 games up, and has both a better home and road record than second place Atlanta.)

NL Central: St. Louis Cardinals (9 Games up, they have basically run away with the division.  The second place Cubs, are only 1 game above .500.)

NL West: L.A. Dodgers (This is going to be the tightest race in the NL, but I think the 4 games that they are up on Colorado will hold, especially since they are first in the majors in team ERA.)

NL Wild Card: Colorado Rockies (For the simple reason that they are the only team not leading the their respective division that has 70 or more wins.)
Comments

Since: Apr 5, 2009
Posted on: August 29, 2009 8:00 pm
 

MLB Playoff Picture

Thanks, I wasn't even thinking about Kazmir.



Since: Apr 6, 2009
Posted on: August 29, 2009 3:23 pm
 

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Good post agree with your division winners and the Rockies for the wildcard,but with Tampa trading Kazmir, think the Rays are out of it either Texas or Boston will take it.



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