"RAZE" to the Playoffs(Predictions)

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Enough of the business; let's jump into my playoff predictions for the AL. All records are as of the End of Day 8/10.

Division Standings: AL East

  1. Tampa Bay Rays (69-44)

  2. Final Projection: 95-67

  3. Division Winner, 3 Seed

  4. July Projection: 94-68

  5. June Projection: 94-68

  6. May Projection: 80-82

  7. April Prediction: 94-68

  8. Boston Red Sox(65-50)

  9. Final Projection: 94-68

  10. AL Wildcard 2

  11. July Projection: 90-72

  12. June Projection: 92-70

  13. May Projection: 92-70

  14. April Prediction: 80-82

  15. NY Yankees(62-51)

  16. Final Projection: 90-72

  17. July Projection: 84-78

  18. June Projection: 82-80

  19. May Projection: 85-77

  20. April Prediction: 88-74

  21. Toronto Blue Jays(61-51))

  22. Final Projection: 86-78

  23. July Projection: 88-76

  24. June Projection: 87-75

  25. May projection: 90-72

  26. April Prediction: 90-72

  27. Baltimore Orioles(38-73)

  28. Final Projections: 62-100

  29. July Projections: 60-102

  30. June Projection: 65-97

  31. May Projection 70-92

  32. April Prediction: 60-102

Division Standings: AL Central

  1. Chicago White Sox(67-47)

  2. Final Projection: 101-61

  3. One seed

  4. July Projection: 99-63

  5. June Projection: 98-64

  6. May Projection: 95-67

  7. April Prediction: 95-67 and

  8. Cleveland Indians(55-56)

  9. Final Projection:82-80

  10. July Projection: 75-77

  11. June Projection: 80-82

  12. May Projection: 85-77

  13. April Prediction: 85-77

  14. Detroit Tigers(55-60)

  15. Final Projection: 75-77

  16. July Projection: 65-97

  17. June Projection: 60-102

  18. May Projection: 55-107

  19. April Prediction: 61-101

  20. Kansas City Royals(49-63))

  21. Final Projection:75-77

  22. July Projection: 81-81

  23. June Projection: 82-80

  24. May Projection: 87-75

  25. April Prediction: 70-92

  26. Minnesota Twins:(49-65))

  27. Final Projection:70-92

  28. July Projection: 80-82

  29. June Projection: 81-81

  30. May Projection: 85-77

  31. April Prediction: 92-70

Division Standings: AL West

  1. Houston Astros(67-46)

  2. Final Projection: 96-66

  3. Division Winner + 2 seed

  4. July Projection: 95-67

  5. June Projection: 92-70

  6. May Projection: 87-75

  7. April Prediction: 85-77

  8. Oakland A's(65-48)

  9. Final Projection: 95-67

  10. Wildcard 1

  11. July Projection: 92-70

  12. June Projection: 90-72

  13. May Projection:95-67

  14. April Prediction: 94-68

  15. Seattle Mariners(59-55)

  16. Final Projection: 86-76

  17. July Projection: 87-75

  18. June Projection: 85-77

  19. May Projection: 81-81

  20. April Prediction: 88-74

  21. LA Angels(57-57)

  22. Final Projection: 81-81

  23. July Projection: 84-78

  24. June Projection: 83-79

  25. May Projection: 80-82

  26. April Projection: 91-71

  27. Texas Rangers

  28. Final Projection: 55-107

  29. July Projection 60-102

  30. June Projection 60-102

  31. May Projection: 60-102

  32. April Prediction: 60-102


ALWCS: The Wildcard is going to be a 1-game play-in, as we have seen traditionally. In this ALWCS, we will see the Oakland A's (4) V the Boston Red Sox(5) excellent matchup. I would fully expect to see Sean Manea v Chris Sale in this matchup while both teams are good. Bob Melvin is one of the most excellent game managers we have seen, he has a great pen and a great mind to win games. Oakland advances.


ALDS: In round two, we will see the 1-seed Chicago White Sox vs. the wildcard winning Oakland A's. The ALDS is a five-game series in which both teams usually go with a 3-man rotation. I love the Oakland A's, and if they didn't have to match up against the White Sox, I would advance them quickly. However, the White Sox has too many bats and too good of a pen. White Sox in 4.


-The second matchup in the ALDS will see the 2-seed Houston Astros vs. the 3-seed Tampa Bay Rays. I think this is a fantastic matchup on paper. The Astros have a great offense but minor pitching. At the same time, the Rays have all the pitching and depth and probably the year's manager again in Kevin Cash. Rays in 5.


ALCS: The ALCS is the best of seven.

We will see the 3-seed Tampa Bay Rays v the 1-seed Chicago White Sox. Let's break down this matchup just a little deeper.

Rotation- Tampa Bay

Bull Pen- White Sox

Defense- Tampa Bay

Outfielders- White Sox

Infielders- Tampa Bay

Difference Makers: The difference for the Ray's is Kevin Cash and how well he plays games and how he manipulates his lineup and his personnel on a game-game basis. The difference for the White Sox is Tony La Russa and how he plays coming off a five-game series. I don't think the White Sox have enough starting pitching to truly get them past the scrappy Rays, which is why I think the Rays can take this series in 6 and advance yet again to the World Series.


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