There is only one game left and it is a one game playoff in Chicago for White Sox and Twins to go play Tampa. I think this is the time to make our predictions. Go into as much or as little detail as you like. Feel free to list both the team you are rooting for and who you think will win.
I’ll start: **The one game playoff and Divisional round: **
It think the White Sox will beat the Twins and then lose to Tampa.
Both teams are great home teams and the Twins pitching is not great. So advantage White Sox. I think Tampa is much better than either team and will beat the White Sox in 3 or the Twins in 4.
Angels over Red Sox in 5 games. I think the Red Sox have enough injuries to let the Angels do it this year.
Cubs over the Dodgers and I think it won’t go more than 4. The Cubs have a better staff and bullpen and a solid offense. Both managers are good and experienced. The Cubs will pitch around Manny and win. I am rooting for the Cubs to go all the way and I think they have a good chance.
Phillies over Brewers, but this is the closest one to me. If the Brewers pitch CC twice, I feel like they only need to steal one. I think overall the Phillies have the better team and much better offense and bullpen.
**Championship Round: **
I think the ** Angels** will beat Tampa. The Angels play small ball very well, they have experience and a top notch proven manager. I will be rooting for Tampa however. It should be a close, low scoring and exciting series.
Cubs will easily defeat Phillies, possibly a sweep.
**World Series: **
**Cubs **will beat the Angels to finally break the curse. It will be a long grueling series that goes at least 6 and the Cubs will flirt with disaster but come back from the brink and finally win one.
Jim (BTW: I chose to do this cold without looking up anything, hopefully I did not make any glaring mistakes)