ex-Cub Factor

2009 Playoff Predictions

It's the first time in 2 years that the Cubs won't be influencing my bracket. The last time that happened was in 2006 and I had the A's winning it all and the Tigers and Cardinals losing in the first round. It's always important to remember when reading my entries that I'm an idiot. If you want, MLB is running a bracket challenge that you can enter, or throw your guesses in the comments. I haven't seen a neat and tidy place with official playoff rosters, so the ex-Cub factor below is a guess at this point and it's possible I missed a Cub connection.

2008 Ex-Cub Factor Update

Here is this year's Ex-Cub Factor update:

 

Philadelphia Phillies: 3 -- Scott Eyre, Jamie Moyer, Matt Stairs

Milwaukee Brewers: 1 -- Jason Kendall

Chicago Cubs: None

Los Angeles Dodgers: 3 -- Nomar Garciaparra, Greg Maddux, Juan Pierre

Chicago White Sox: None

Tampa Bay Rays: 1 -- Cliff Floyd

Boston Red Sox: None

Los Angeles Angels Etc.: 2 -- Gary Matthews Jr., Justin Speier

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  • any opponent preference for NLDS?

    Mets are down to 1 great pitcher instead of 4. Syndegaard may pitch Sunday which means if Mets win the WC game, he'd be set up for Game 1. There's a chance they clinch a spot by Sunday so he'd pitch the WC and then we'd probably get Colon for Game 1. They've certainly had the hottest bats over the last week and month out of the WC options.

    Rob G. 16 min 6 sec ago view
  • Rob Richardson 5 hours 19 min ago view
  • Can't teach height and thinness

    jacos 7 hours 15 min ago view
  • Hopefully Pirates don't call up A. Lincoln.

    jacos 16 hours 45 min ago view
  • j.buchanan going friday...should be...baseball...or something like it.

    crunch 16 hours 52 min ago view
  • Wow. I didn't know they could do that.

    Nice for Willson, not so much for Addy.

    billybucks 17 hours 9 min ago view
  • Game is officially called...also officially a tie.

    Stats count, no make-up date of course.

     

    Rob G. 17 hours 11 min ago view
  • Yeah -- seeing the weather -- I hope KB and Rizz are inside, wrapped in blankets and drinking hot chocolate.

    billybucks 17 hours 57 min ago view
  • rain delay...thanks obama.

    crunch 18 hours 35 min ago view
  • Thanks again Phil. We actually were in Mesa and drove around. Hopefully, I am back for some Fall League. If not I have all of spring training (like the smart people who move here!)

    rvimpeny 19 hours 39 min ago view
  • What Rob G said.  I can't speak for Piittsburgh, but the other end of the state has had absolute crap weather for two days. Perfect day to take it easy.

    Transmission 19 hours 43 min ago view
  • tarp came off 10 minutes ago...let's do this.

    crunch 19 hours 57 min ago view
  • He will not pitch another game for Cubs

    /Unless injury in playoffs

    jacos 20 hours 14 min ago view
  • ~fart~

    jacos 20 hours 14 min ago view
  • Today is bullpen day

    jacos 20 hours 15 min ago view
  • 10/450 if they win WS

    jacos 20 hours 15 min ago view