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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  • i tried...all i got back was comments about beyonce and the walking dead. maybe this should be done in the off-season.

    crunch 1 min 20 sec ago view
  • I'm not making fun of anyone else's losing records until we're in about year 10 of the dynasty and/or Bryant hits his 700th home run.

    Old and Blue 4 min 54 sec ago view
  • The Twins lost their 47th game on June 17. That's all I got tonight. Go Cubs.

    John Beasley 6 min 39 sec ago view
  • Tweet our proposal and see what happens.

    Old and Blue 7 min 4 sec ago view
  • this makes the most sense. the team could use a replacement in the pen when chapman leaves and bryant could fetch a nice pen arm...maybe...there's a bit of concern about bryant's poor hitting in clutch situations.

    bryant has served his purpose...time to move on and let the kids play. you're next russell.

    crunch 11 min 27 sec ago view
  • I think it will be damn funny if they send Stella down after Coghlan gets back.

    Old and Blue 13 min 38 sec ago view
  • STELLA!!!!!!!

    Old and Blue 14 min 35 sec ago view
  • Trade Bryant?

    Old and Blue 15 min 16 sec ago view
  • I think Jones held up part of your sentence at third while the rest ran through the sign.

    Jackstraw 50 min 35 sec ago view
  • has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?”

    crunch 1 hour 50 min ago view
  • I agree -- I think if you are a soft-tosser, you need a track record before you are taken seriously. If Kyle posts sub-3.00 ERA consistently and wins 15+ games a few times (and pitches more innings), he may have a shot at the award in a few years. Hopefully, he gets in the top 5 this year -- would be deserved and a nice boost for his confidence.

    billybucks 2 hours 15 min ago view
  • It's also possible that the Cubs have no intention of recalling Spencer Patton. Perhaps Maddon has seen enough of him, and Patton will eventually be one of the players cut to make room for others who will be added to the 40 in September.

    Arizona Phil 2 hours 17 min ago view
  • I doesn't know what your talking about.

    Sonicwind75 2 hours 22 min ago view
  • Maybe it's to get him some game action. He's only pitched for the Cubs once in the last 10 days. I don't really care much about him going down since he's sucked when up here.

    I really want Rivero to be called up.

    chitownmvp01 2 hours 27 min ago view
  • CHITOWNMVP01: It is indeed odd that the Cubs did not just wait one more day to recall LaStella.

    As far as Spencer Patton is concerned...

    Arizona Phil 2 hours 35 min ago view
  • Why didn't they wait until tomorrow to call up TLS? Don't they have to wait 10 days to bring Patton back up now?

    chitownmvp01 2 hours 56 min ago view