Friday, October 10, 2014

My Predictions on the 2014 League Championship Series

ALCS 2014
The final four are set for baseball. In the American League, it will be Baltimore vs. Kansas City. In the National League it will be San Francisco vs. St. Louis. Here is my take on these matchups.

American League Championship Series - This will be the most refreshing baseball playoff series in a long time. For those of you who are sick of the same old line- the Detroit Tigers, the New York Yankees, the Boston Red Sox, the Los Angeles Angels, etc., this is for you. We have the Baltimore Orioles and the Kansas City Royals. If anyone has figured out Ned Yost baseball, please enlighten the rest of the world. He takes his ace out of a "win or go home" game in the 6th inning. He pinch runs for one of his best hitters with two outs on the board already in a tie game. He shifts when he shouldn’t. He zigs when he should zag. Yet, he makes it work, and here is his young Royals team in the ALCS. This pitching staff of the Royals will have their work cut out for them against this powerful Orioles lineup that embarrassed the Tigers bullpen in the ALDS. However, the Royals have one of the best bullpens in the game, so it is unlikely the Orioles can depend on scoring 8 runs in the 8th inning to win the game in this series. For the Orioles, can they pitch with the Royals for seven games? Postseason usually comes down to pitching, and Orioles pitching staff really isn’t that great. Final Verdict- Royals in six.

National League Championship Series - This blog has a lot of Brewers fans, and you all need to take a deep breath before you keep on reading. I have a lot of a respect for the St. Louis Cardinals, and it really bothers me when people show them such a lack of respect that they have earned from every single person on the planet. The Cardinals are not the Yankees or the Dodgers; they do not have an unlimited payroll. If they did they would have not let Albert Pujols walk without contest like they did. The Cardinals do not buy their way to success they build it. Some of you just need to accept the fact that there are certain teams out there that just flat out know what they are doing, know what they want in a player, and go and those players, and the Cardinals are one of those teams. Show some respect please. Anyways, this will be yet another Giants-Cardinals NLCS. I am looking forward to it. The pitching in this series will be insane, and whoever can find a way to score a few runs wins. Final verdict- Cardinals in seven.

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