- Feb 14, 2009
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I will chime in on this one. To me, it is pretty much a coin flip. However, I did pick NY. My main reason is that I hate the Tribe’s lineup. Cole and Tanaka will be formidable enough to shut the Tribe down. I see NY scoring just enough to squeak by in this one.curious how everyone feels about the indians chances against the yankees.
I do not believe the Yanks to be anything special this season, and I feel confident we'd beat them in a best of 7 (maybe 80% of the time). That said, the 3 game series can bite anyone....Dodgers cannot not even feel great vs. the Brewers....same with Rays/Jays. Winning 2 of 3 is possible for any of these teams.curious how everyone feels about the indians chances against the yankees.
Let’s hope Sandy ups his game for the playoffs.Yeah in a 3 game series to me it is 50/50. Most of the teams have pretty good 1-2 starters, I could see a lot of these games going to the pivotal game 3, where anything can happen. For me the one thing I do like with Indians is we do have one of the best 3rd starters in the league with Plesac, and being able to play at home with no crowd noise I think helps him and some of the younger guys.
The main worry I have is that the Yankees are a great power team, and Bieber and Plesac tend to allow runs it is from the deep ball. With how our offense has been so hit or miss, we could see our staff give up 2-3 runs in a game and lose easily. While the Yankees bullpen has been shaky, they still have playoff experience and Chapman to back them up.
The other thing that is going to be interesting is how the new bullpen rule will effect the playoffs. In the shorten regular season it seemed to have some impact, but when you are in a tight game, it is going to be interesting in how the managers manage the bullpen.