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MLB Postseason Picks

MLB Postseason Picks

well baseball fans we made it through a long season. So it is now time for the playoffs once and for all. There was 10 teams, now there is the eight that are left. After the Chicago Cubs and Oakland athletics (Bowed out early) made surprising early exits. Its time to focus on who is here with us now. So here are my divisional picks:

American League:

Yankees over Red Sox in 5 games

Astros over Indians in 4 games

National League:

Braves over Dodgers in 5 games

Rockies over Brewers in 5 games

 

There you have it my MLB playoffs picks are in the books. Enjoy some postseason baseball folks, and we will be back for more playoff baseball soon.

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My Weekly Extra Point #3

Are Baseball owners going to Lock Out its players??

A critical week lies ahead for Major League Baseball, as the deadline of December 1st is a big day. A new collective bargaining agreement must be implemented by then. The players have not liked the proposals being presented so far. I think there are other issues that need to be address in this new CBA. Issues like shorter regular season, length of games, All Star Game could be adjusted, on Field rules, replay needs to be expanded, and many more. If you know baseball’s history when it comes to lockouts and strikes? It would not be a surprise if the players get locked out. From 1972 to 1994, MLB experience plenty of labor problems which have led to new rules being instituted every time. Its pretty remarkable that baseball has gone over 20 years of labor peace. It could be all for not if by the end of this week, if no agreement can be reached. Baseball has had long labor strife before; hopefully they can find some common ground soon. It won’t be a factor unless it gets to spring training, and maybe the regular season. By then it should be a concern, so lets see how this labor war plays out.

The 10 teams to make the 2016 MLB Playoffs

The 10 teams to make the 2016 MLB Playoffs

well baseball season is just around the corner, and its time to just about get the predictions going for the upcoming season. So i will start a new tradition in not just baseball, but in all the 4 major pro sports (NFL, NHL, NBA, and MLB). So after watching a handful of spring training games, i have seen some ups and downs. By the make of this past off season, i was surprised at the makeup of teams that cashed in on there free agents. There are some teams that did not do as much, and felt that saving money was better for them. Now i give you the 10 teams (5 in each league) that will make the playoffs:

American League:

Division winners (East, Central, and West)
NY Yankees
Kansas City
LA Angels

Wild card:
Toronto
Houston

National League:

Division Winners (east,central, and west)
Washington
Chicago Cubs
San Francisco

Wild Card:
St. Louis
Pittsburgh

There you have it, i will have the full baseball preview later this coming week, but in my baseball blog: Chris Wood Baseball (chriswoodbaseball.wordpress.com) Don’t forget my playoff previews (in NHL and NBA) will be coming soon as there regular season is wrapping up.

MLB Postseason Picks: Division Series

MLB Postseason Picks: Division Series

So the Astros and the Cubs continue there playoff parties for now. I however did not have either team advancing to the division series. This baseball season has been quite unusual, with a lot of unexpected headlines. Even Pete Rose got involved (headline wise) for the usual wrong reasons. Matt Harvey of the Mets got into hot water for showing up late to a Mandatory workout. I am ready for this Postseason to get started, once and for all. Here is my Division Series picks:

American League:

Toronto Blue Jays over Texas Rangers (in 4 games)

Kansas City Royals over Houston Astros (in 5 games)

National League:

Los Angeles Dodgers over New York Mets (in 5 games)

St. Louis Cardinals over Chicago Cubs (in 4 games)

Well it won’t be long before we are into the League Championship Series, enjoy the games.

2015 MLB Baseball Preview and Picks

2015 MLB Baseball Preview and Picks

Well its baseball season here and it starts this weekend. Thank Goodness because it had been over 5 months since the San Francisco Giants won the world series over the Kansas city Royals. A lot has happen this offseason like roster moves. Managers changing teams, and big time players still getting the huge contracts. A new commissioner (Rob Manfred) takes over for Bud Selig who retired after 22 years as commissioner of MLB. Now its time for my division by division picks:

American League:

East Division:

NY Yankees
Toronto
Boston
Baltimore
Tampa Bay

Central division:

Detroit
Cleveland
Kansas City
Chicago white sox
Minnesota

West Division:

Oakland
Seattle
LA Angels
Houston
Texas

National League:

East:

Washington
Atlanta
NY Mets
Miami
Philadelphia

Central:

St. Louis
Pittsburgh
Milwaukee
Cincinnati
Chicago Cubs

West:

LA Dodgers
Arizona
San Francisco
Colorado
San Diego

There you go with my MLB baseball picks and preview and I will have a postseason preview later in the season