Any sane person would have to pick the scumspripes and Cards to get to the World Series, but I think there will be more surprises along the Division and Championship Series route. No expert gives the floundering Dodgers a chance against the dominant St. Louis pitching, but that series will decide the NL title, as the Phillies cannot make it without a closer and the Rockies will not see a repeat of history. In the AL, right now the Angles have the dominant starting staff and a hot-and-cold closer to compliment their great offense and stellar defense. The charging Twins may or may not have enough pitching to continue their run, but that will be an interesting series. If only Justin Morneau could play, and where is Francisco Liriano?
I loved the over-rated Tigers’ collapse, which came a few weeks later than I anticipated.
Randy Wolf, Clayton Kershaw and Hiroki Kuroda will have a lot to say about who moves on in the NL