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    stlcard25stlcard25
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    For the first time in 4 years we have meaningful baseball to be played in the postseason for our Birds. So what’s your call? My head says the Cards win the NLDS and lose the NLCS but my heart is believing they could win it all.

    Officially I’ll say:

    Nats over Brewers

    Dodgers over Nats in 5
    Cards over Braves in 5

    Dodgers over Cards in 6

    Rays over As

    Astros over Rays in 4
    Yankees over Twins in 3

    Astros over Yankees in 6

    Dodgers over Astros in 7

    #109613
    Euro DandyEuro Dandy
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    stlcard25, if you have time, go input your predictions at MLB.com for the $250,000 prize. It’s quick and free. I did that and made some bold predictions just for fun. If I were making predictions with something real at stake, I would go with more chalk and have the Astros over the Dodgers in the WS.

    Anyway, here is what I put in the MLB.com bracket:

    Nats over Brewers
    Nats over LA
    Cards over Braves
    Cards over Nats

    As over Rays
    As over Astros
    Yanks over Twin Cities
    As over Yanks

    Cards over As

    You also have to answer some tiebreaker questions. Here are mine:

    WS MVP: Edman
    Total # of WS Games: 5
    Total # of HRs hit in entire postseason: 74
    Total # of runs scored in WS: 40

    #109616
    DaveDave
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    Good picks Euro and Stlcard. I see stlcard is going with the if I don’t pick the Cardinals to win it all, then they will. Genius. 🤩. Here’s what I’m going with

    Crew over Nats
    A’s over Rays

    Cardinals over Braves (4)
    Crew over Dodgers (6)
    Yankees over Twins (7)
    Astros over A’s (5)

    Cardinals over Crew (7)
    Yankees over Astros (6)

    Cardinals over Yankees (5)

    #109621
    AvatarCardsFanInChiTown
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    I’ll play this game….

    Brewers over Nats

    Dodgers over Brewers in 5
    Braves over Cards in 4

    Dodgers over Braves in 5

    A’s over Rays

    Astros over A’s in 4
    Yankees over Twins in 6

    Astros over Yankees in 6

    Astros over Dodgers in 6

    The Astros have Verlander, Cole and Grienke pitching at least 6 out of 7 games, and with their lineup, I don’t see how they can get beat. Imagine if we had 3 Flaherty’s and a lineup that wasn’t in the bottom 5 of the league…..

    #109623
    thejagerthejager
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    This is always tough, i never want to predict anything against the Cards i always have to do two predictions, one with my heart and one with my head: (i dont like doing how many games to win prediction as it really doesnt matter)

    Heart:
    WASH over MIL

    STL over ATL
    LAD over WASH

    STL over LAD

    OAK over TB

    MIN over NYY
    HOU over OAK

    HOU over MIN
    ————
    STL over HOU
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    Brain:
    WASH over MIL

    STL over ATL
    LAD over WASH

    LAD over STL

    OAK over TB

    MIN over NYY
    HOU over OAK

    HOU over MIN
    ————
    HOU over LAD

    I really think the Twins will beat NYY (you can’t key in on anyone in the Twins lineup to beat which makes them tough to strategize against, plus their bullpen is pretty under the radar good)and I think the Cards are coming in stronger than ATL. And HOU seems a lock over just about anyone, no holes on that team at all really.

    #109624
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    thejager – I agree with your ‘brain’ predictions. But, because of the Cardinals’ pitching, and their propensity to winning 1 run games lately, I think they are a sleeper for the playoffs. If some of their dormant bats come alive, they will be a force to contend with. Hopefully, the last game against the Cubs enabled them get their bats primed.

    #109625
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    Nats over Brewers

    Dodgers over Nats in 5
    Cards over Braves in 5

    Dodgers over Cards in 6

    Rays over A’s

    Astros over Rays in 4
    Yankees over Twins in 4

    Astros over Yankees in 7

    Astros over Dodgers in 6

    #109628
    AvatarCardinal in France
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    I’m afraid I can’t play this game. I don’t believe the Cardinals can go all the way, not with our squishy offense. But I certainly hope they do. So I can’t bring myself to predict against them.

    Rah Cardinals anyway.

    #109634
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    You’re an honest hombre, CardinalinFrance. Back in 2006, on this very site ( named “The Birdhouse” at the time ), your’s truly nailed the perfect post season prediction. Anyone ready for an encore performance?

    A.Nats over The Crew

    1. Braves over the Birds (hope I’m wrong!)
    2. Dodgers over the Nats

    3.Dodgers over Braves

    A. A’s over Rays

    1. Astros over A’s

    2. Yanks over Twins

    3. Yanks over Astros

    World Series – Dodgers over Yanks

    #109642
    bicyclemikebicyclemike
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    In the $250K contest I went with the same bracket as gscottar, but took the ‘Stros in 5 over LA.

    But I see that the Crew has an early lead. I was hesitant to pick Washington in that game as they always stumble in post season.

    #109654
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    well I hope the cardinals can pull it off. the way I see it, the braves have had their place locked up for a bit so mnaybe we can take advantage of some rust in game one, come back with Flaherty and win game 2, after that just need one. we usually play well against dodgers so we have a chance there. after that hard to say. personally I believe in pitching and defense in the playoffs especially. Houston has the best pitching to me by far of any teams and if they don’t get beat by the wild card team which they could, I heavily favor them over the yankees because I believe great pitching shuts down great offense especially home runs. my brain tells me the astros vs the dodgers but id rather it be somebody vs cardinals. if cards are there id rather not face the astros but we might as well beat them too.

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