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    ALCS and NLCS Previews

    Since I picked the final four correctly (toot my own horn a bit ) I am going to work on some NLCS and ALCS previews, should be up tomorrow. Got some good little input from some insiders too....



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    Re: ALCS and NLCS Previews

    I missed on the Cubs and the White Sox. (But I had both losing in both respected conferences championship round.)

    Here goes on the CS picks"

    ALCS
    Boston-4
    Tampa Bay-2

    NLCS
    Philly-4
    L.A. Dodgers-3 (I have a feeling this is going to be a great-great series.)

    World Series
    Boston-4
    Philly-2



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    Re: ALCS and NLCS Previews

    ALCS
    Boston - 4
    Tampa Bay - 3

    NLCS
    Dodgers - 4
    Philly - 3

    ESPN explodes into a Manny v. Red Sox orgy that you will see 24/7 until the series is over.

    World Series
    Red Sox - 4
    Dodgers - 0
    Just how they do things in the World Series.



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    Re: ALCS and NLCS Previews

    Quote Originally Posted by cloneu View Post
    ALCS
    Boston - 4
    Tampa Bay - 3

    NLCS
    Dodgers - 4
    Philly - 3

    ESPN explodes into a Manny v. Red Sox orgy that you will see 24/7 until the series is over.

    World Series
    Red Sox - 4
    Dodgers - 0
    Just how they do things in the World Series.
    I have to agree with this. However even if the Rays make it to the WS instead of the Sox, the result will be the same. AL sweeping the NL.


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    I have Philly winning it all over the Sox.

    Philly might have the best lineup in the tournament when you add in the DH.



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    Re: ALCS and NLCS Previews

    I think the Rays are a really good regular season team because of there pitching depth and defense. I don't think their top 15 on the roster they put out there is better than any of the other 3 teams though.

    I think the BoSox will beat whomever they meet in the WS. Who they meet...I'm having a hard time deciding who will win that NL series, should be good.



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    Re: ALCS and NLCS Previews

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    Philly might have the best lineup in the tournament when you add in the DH.
    Might want to think about that. Manny moves to DH, Pierce takes left field and bats #2, behind Furcal. That's a run scoring machine and an excellent defense.


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    Quote Originally Posted by djkent01 View Post
    Might want to think about that. Manny moves to DH, Pierce takes left field and bats #2, behind Furcal. That's a run scoring machine and an excellent defense.
    Probably have Jeff Kent DH actually. If you DH Manny you have no reserve outfielders unless you move Blake out to LF.



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    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    Probably have Jeff Kent DH actually. If you DH Manny you have no reserve outfielders unless you move Blake out to LF.
    Good thought. Although my preference as a fan would be to have Manny DH and Pierce play left. There's a reason Torre has Kent pitch-hitting, and based on previous posts of yours, I think you know why.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ketchupnmustard View Post
    I have to agree with this. However even if the Rays make it to the WS instead of the Sox, the result will be the same. AL sweeping the NL.
    If that happens, and it very well could, that means that the Marlins (twice) the Diamondbacks and the Rays (all recent expansion teams) will have won a WS in this decade and the Cubs are still waiting after 100 years.

    To me that is just unbelievable.



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    Re: ALCS and NLCS Previews

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    I have Philly winning it all over the Sox.

    Philly might have the best lineup in the tournament when you add in the DH.
    Philly might have the lineup, but I would say that they have the least pitching of the teams remaining. They will be able to turn Hamels around with the off days, but you even have to question him going against an opposing ace.



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    Re: ALCS and NLCS Previews

    If I had to guess I'd say it would go something like this

    Rays - 4
    Red Sox - 3

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    Dodgers - 4
    Phillies - 1

    For the ALCS, I think the Rays are too tough to beat at home (a place where the Red Sox have struggled). I think the home team wins every game ala the 2001 World Series.

    For the NLCS, I actually think it will be a short series. I know most people are thinking it will be a great series, and I hope it is, but I think it will be short. I think either the Dodgers win in 4-5 games or the Phillies win in 4-5 games. Because I'm a Dodger fan, I picked them to win in 5. NL teams seem to be a lot more streaky in the post season as of late compared to AL teams. I hope both the NLCS and ALCS go 7 games...October baseball is great!


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    Red Sox 4-2
    Dodgers 4-2

    Dodgers over Red Sox 4-3


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