Yeah, no surprises here. I'm going Phillies over Giants, and Yankees over Rangers. I'm already on record as predicting a Phillies-Yankees World Series. And while I got three of the four Division Series right, the fact it will be the Rangers facing the Yankees, instead of Rays-Yankees, in the ALCS...
The Rangers are postseason neophytes, but they have at least one inevitability about October baseball figured out. "Normally," team President Nolan Ryan said, "you pretty much have to go through New York if you want to go somewhere past there." Maybe the current roster wouldn't know firsthand, but that, historically,...
The MLB playoffs get started Wednesday afternoon with the Rangers facing the Rays in the first round of the American League playoffs. Check out Dave Sheinin's MLB playoff preview here, and his predictions here. Thomas Boswell's column about predictions can be found here. For the in-game box score, click here....
Of all the reasons for the Rangers' continued push toward a Wild Card berth -- consistent hitting throughout the lineup, a deep bullpen, contributions from scrap heap players like Andruw Jones and Marlon Byrd -- none may be more significant that the evolution of Scott Feldman into a No. 1 starter.
Amazingly, all Pudge Rodriguez had to do to earn this reception was show up. The legendary Rangers catcher was dealt back to Texas to help atone for the injury absence of starting catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, immediately ascending to cult hero status as a result. He may be little more than a mascot for the team's stretch run, but that might be enough for them to maintain Wild Card momentum, don't you think?
This weekend provides some rather juicy matchups with plenty of early playoff implications, here are the best and feel free to vote at the bottom for which pairing intrigues you the most.
| August 21, 2009; 11:44 AM ET |
Categories: Braves, Giants, Marlins, Playoffs, Rangers, Rays, Red Sox, Rockies, Yankees | Tags: Florida Marlins, atlanta braves, boston red sox, colorado rockies, new york yankees, playoffs, san francisco giants, tampa bay rays, texas rangers
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