Playoff Predictions

Before we get into our 2010 fantasy baseball postseason awards, it’s time to predict the future! The postseason starts today. Here’s how I see it playing out…

ALDS

Yankees over Twins in four – CC wins two games and Robinson Cano leads the offensive charge (stretch, right?). MVP: Sabathia

Rays over Rangers in five – The Rangers offense tries it’s best, but the Rays pitching wins out in the end. James Shields surprises everyone and goes eight innings of five-hit ball allowing only two earned runs in game two. MVP: Longoria

NLDS

Phillies over Reds in three – The only sweep of the Division series goes to the Phills, who throw three legit aces out there. The Reds just don’t have the pitching to match-up. MVP: Victorino

Giants over Braves in five – Derek Lowe, despite his great late season run, allows four earned runs in game one, which is more than enough for Lincecum. The series goes back-and-forth, but in the Giants end up winning in game five on a go-ahead home run by Juan Uribe. MVP: Lincecum

ALCS

Yankees over Rays in seven – CC wins two games and matches David Price pitch-for-pitch in game seven, which comes down to the bullpen. Curtis Granderson wraps a double down the right field line to drive in the winning run in the eighth. MVP: Sabathia

NLCS

Phillies over Giants in five – While the pitching matchups are great, the Phillies offense does just enough. MVP: Utley

World Series

Phillies over Yankees in six – The combination of pitching and offense is too much for the Yanks. Phil Hughes runs out of gas and, while CC wins two games, the rest of the staff, especially the bullpen, falls flat. Raul Ibanez hits a key home run in game four and Chase Utley goes 3-for-3 in game six driving in the winning run. MVP: Utley