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Postby ajgnydc722 » Mon Oct 04, 2004 3:43 pm

After close consideration, I'm going to change my picks slightly.

Division Championship Series:
New York Yankees over Minnesota Twins in 4 games:
They might lose to Santana in game 1, but they are too dangerous to get beat again by any of the other Twin pitchers. The Yanks will wipe up Minny fairly quickly as they did last year.

Boston Red Sox over Anaheim Angels in 5 games:
This will be a hard fought series as Boston is a great team and Anaheim is rolling right now. I forsee a great series which will come down to the wire in game 5 with a dramatic ending. I predict a big hit from David Ortiz to send the Angels home.

St. Louis Cardinals over Los Angeles Dodgers in 4 games:
St. Louis is just too overpowering. The Dodgers will swipe one game from the Cards but that's all they'll get. St. Louis will advance to the NLDS.

Houston Astros over Atlanta Braves in 5 games:
The Braves are an underrated team in this year's postseason but if they couldn't do it last year with Sheffield, Lopez and Maddux on the roster, then they are going to have lots of trouble against the hot Astros.

League Championship Series:
New York Yankees over Boston Red Sox in 7 games:
A game 7 relavent to last years is too much to ask for but I see another great series between these two rivals. The Yanks will have trouble containing Schilling but will eventually beat Pedro again to clinch the pennant.

Houston Astros over St. Louis Cardinals in 6 games:
The mighty will fall to arguabley the hottest team in the MLB. Roy Oswalt and Roger Clemens will shut down the trio of Albert Pujols, Scott Rolen and Jim Edmonds and the bats of the killer B's, Beltran-Bagwell-Biggio and Berkman will dispose of the Cards' staff.

World Series:
New York Yankees defeat Houston Astros in 6 games:
My preseason prediction will come true as the Yanks and the 'Stros battle in a thrilling 6 game series. Roger Clemens' return to the Bronx will be the major storyline, and his loss in game 6 will be an even bigger one. :-)

Ok, I'm still a homer but the Yankees have as good of a chance to win as anyone.
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