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NorthCoastBias

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Predictions

ALWC
Rays in 2
Indians in 3
Twins in 3
A's in 3

ALDS
Rays in 4
A's in 5

ALCS
Rays in 6

NLWC
Dodgers in 2
Padres in 3
Cubs in 2
Reds in 3

NLDS
Dodgers in 3
Cubs in 5

NLCS
Dodgers in 5

WS
Dodgers in 6
 
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One byproduct of the COVID bubble playoffs format that hasn’t yet been discussed to my knowledge is it’s impact on power hitting. After the wild card round, the AL teams move to extremely pitcher-friendly venues in LA and SD. This could neutralize the advantages of long ball reliant teams like Chicago, Minnesota, and the Yankees. Will this be an advantage for small ball teams like Tampa? The tribe is not particularly adept at small ball so this could also hurt Cleveland.
Conversely, the NL teams play in very hitter friendly parks in Arlington and Houston. Will this impact NL teams reliant on pitching? We’ll find out soon.
 

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ALWC
Rays in 2
Tribe in 2
Twins in 3
A's in 3

ALDS
Tribe in 5
A's in 4

ALCS
Tribe in 6

NLWC
Dodgers in 2
StL in 3
Cubs in 2
Atl in 3

NLDS
StL in 5
Atl in 3

NLCS
Atl in 5

WS
Tribe in 6 I am not somebody who picks the Tribe every year, but in this moment in time I'm an optimist -- why the hell not!


FWIW, Here were my predictions from the start of the season:
Jul 24, 2020--

1. A’s- AL West 1
2. Cle- AL Central-1
3. Yanks- AL East-1
4. Rays- AL East 2
5. Twins- AL Central 2
6. Hou - AL West 2
7. Red Sox- AL East 3
8. LAA- AL West

A‘s over LAA
Tribe over Red Sox
HOU over Yanks
Rays over Twins

Rays over A’s
Tribe over HOU

Tribe over Rays


1. Dodgers- NL West 1
2. Braves- NL East 1
3. Cards - NL Central 1
4. Mil- NL Central 2
5. Wash- NL East 2
6. SD- NL West 2
7. Mets- NL East 3
8. Rox - NL Central 3

Dodgers over Roxi
Mets over Braves
StL over SD
Wash over Mil

Dodgers over Wash
StL over Mers

StL over LAD



Tribe over Cards
 

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I will try my hand at this.

ALWC

Rays in 2.
Yanks in 3.
Twins in 2.
White Sox in 3.

ALDS

Rays in 4.
Twins in 5.


ALCS

Rays in 6.

NLWC

Dodgers in 2.
Padres in 3.
Reds in 3.
Cubs in 2.

NLDS

Padres in 5.
Cubs in 4.

NLCS
Padres in 7.

WS

Rays in 7.

I think Tampa breaks through and wins its first World Series.
 

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To go along with the chaos we have all experienced in 2020, in the sports world and beyond, I have decided
to take a Road Runner leap off the cliff and call for a Reds- Tribe WS with the Tribe winning it in 7 games.

I will have difficulty following any games should the wheels come off and the Tribe season ends
before the above prediction pans out.

Strangest part of it all is no fans and limited pomp and circumstance.
 
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curious how everyone feels about the indians chances against the yankees.
 
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curious how everyone feels about the indians chances against the yankees.
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.
 

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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.
 

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It's pretty close to 50/50. But I think the tribe has a slight edge.

Santana is playing better and Reyes finally went yard after a month long gap. So if our pitching doesn't falter, I like our chances. If one or more of Naquin, Luplow, Perez or Mercado doesn't crap the bed, we got this.
 

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Oh and if you are feeling lucky... 100,000 dollars for the "winner".

 
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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.
 
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Hey - does anybody know if the extra inning rule of a man on 2nd is still in play for the playoffs or are we back to "normal"?
 

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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.
Let’s hope Sandy ups his game for the playoffs.
 
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