MLB Postseason: Who Are You Pulling For?

Posted by Pat Gallen, Thu, October 03, 2013 03:54 PM | Comments: 13

The Phillies haven’t played a meaningful baseball game since before the All Star break, so we’ve had a pretty good look at the playoff-caliber teams around the league. You know the players, you know the storylines. Now, we ask — who ya got?

Vote below, let us know who you are rooting for in the MLB Postseason.

What team will you back in the National League?

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What team will you back in the American League

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  • Posts: 0 Hogey's Role

    I’m pulling for the a’s… personally I’d like to see billy beane win a championship with his minuscule payroll

    • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

      Not to take you literally, but…

      2013 MLB payrolls

      Oakland $68,577,000
      Pittsburgh $66,289,524
      Tampa Bay $57,030,272

      Those are not taken directly from Cot’s or Baseball Reference, so not sure on the accuracy

  • Posts: 1110 Manny

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    A’s all the way!

  • Posts: 2895 Chuck A.

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    Who the hell voted for the Braves???

    • Posts: 877 schmenkman

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      Chipper has a lot of free time now, maybe it’s him. Cheating on his wife and making a fool of himself on twitter can only take so long.

  • Posts: 0 Pamikedc

    Lets go PA!!!

    And AL- I don’t care, A’s or Rays

  • Posts: 0 jake

    Pirates! But for the Pens, I got not one problem with Pittsburgh. Underrated city, good sports fans, long dormant baseball team with a great stadium. What’s not to like.

    In the AL, Tigers. I just love me some Miggy. I could watch him hit all day. O. Wait I did. (Last week I was in minneapolis and bought a 8 dollar ticket to the game between the Tigers and Twins. I knew I couldn’t stay for the game so I just watched batting practice and checked out the stadium. The goal was to see Cabreara bat. And boy did he.)

    • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

      good stuff, and good sentiment. You said Pitt is an underrated city…maybe you meant all around, or sports in general, but I feel strongly it’s a very underrated baseball town. I base a good amount of that in the observation that a lot of fans there demonstrate a knowledge of the club’s history.

      It’s not a Johnny come lately type m,entality.

      Good Miggy stuff. Love watching him hit. A buck for his batting practice is as blue light special as it’ll ever get.

  • Posts: 0 Don M

    I hate the Dodgers a lot more than I hate the Braves … and I’m pretty sick of the Cardinals and Red Sox too.

    Pirates, A’s, Rays, Tigers, Braves, Red Sox, Cardinals, Dodgers … in that order.

  • Posts: 0 BetaSigmaDeltaShag

    The ace of always been my American league team so I hope they make it to the World Series and you got to go with the Pirates great stadium good baseball fans and haven’t been in a long time you can’t back the Braves or the Cardinals that matter nationally

  • Posts: 553 Bruce

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    I’m not to going to pretend and play the role of the odds maker and dole out statistics to defend any choices (smile). Besides, avanced stats means very little in a short playoff series especially when a hitter or pitcher suddenly gets hot and carry a team.

    My picks are strictly subjective (and sentimental perhaps) when naturally I would pick the buccos in Pittsburgh for no better reason than they are from Pennsy (smile). That takes care of the NL pick.

    It’s almost a toss up for me in trying to choose a AL team. I would like to see the Detroit Tigers hitting machine, Miguel Cabrera. He with 44 HR (2nd), .348 BA (1st), 137 RBI (2nd) and better than his totals of last year when he won the Tripe Crown! He would be exciting to watch in the playoffs and the World Series. On the other hand, there are those bearded wonders, Bosox and their historic Fenway Park. In addition, what Phillies fan would not like to see Shane Victorino again go into high gear come playoff time? He has been a vital part of the team’s success on offense AND defense.

    My AL pick? I want to see Victorino do his thing in the playoffs and so I’ll go with the Bosox.

    • Posts: 553 Bruce

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      Sorry for the spelling errors. It’s past midnight and eye weary and seeing double (chuckles). I wish this site has a edit feature for the original comment like the one on my Facebook page.

  • Posts: 5 R.D.

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    Couple of ex-LHV players in those top picks… former SI cover boy Jason Grilli, and Brandon (“Oh, I’ll just pie myself!”) Moss.

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