mlb playoffs

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.

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  • soler + hammel for mike trout is pretty much a sure thing. *nods*

    crunch 1 hour 38 min ago view
  • Not an inspired outing by Rondon. Seemingly got ahead of every hitter but had no swing and miss pitch today, slider had no bite.

    Somebody give Soler some smelling salts - yeesh

    Eric S 1 hour 39 min ago view
  • And...now that runner scores on a single...

    The E-Man 1 hour 51 min ago view
  • So where do you think Soler will be traded to this off season?

    jacos 1 hour 52 min ago view
  • And right on cue he throws to third with no chance to get runner on 2nd so the batter takes 2nd easily. How long has he been playing baseball??

    The E-Man 1 hour 52 min ago view
  • Man you cannot put Soler out there late in games for Playoffs. Yuch...

    The E-Man 2 hours 22 sec ago view
  • Such is the life of a fatted calf...

    JoePepitone 2 hours 14 min ago view
  • fowler with a triple in the 4th...he's a HR away from a "natural" cycle

    crunch 2 hours 46 min ago view
  • ...and contreras takes one off the hand and he's in obvious pain. sigh.

    he's staying in the game, though he's wringing his hand out during breaks in the action. aside from that he seems to have no issue giving signs or tossing back to the pitcher.

    ...and he's batting in the cubs half of the following inning. sweet.

    crunch 2 hours 50 min ago view
  • his collapse started on august 21st this season...so it's a slight improvement.

    but wow, what a collapse since then...only 2 out of 7 can be considered good/decent.

    crunch 3 hours 2 min ago view
  • I'm really going to enjoy watching Hammel watch the playoffs.

    Jackstraw 3 hours 21 min ago view
  • The always combustible Jason Hammel

    jacos 3 hours 41 min ago view
  • Hammel :(

    Charlie 3 hours 43 min ago view
  • That was fun.

    Charlie 6 hours 42 min ago view
  • "home field advantage through the playoffs?"

    Except for the away games.

    VirginiaPhil 6 hours 55 min ago view
  • Eh, I read it as tongue-planted-firmly-in-cheek. VEB seems to have good heads on their shoulders.

    Brick 8 hours 3 min ago view