Playoff scenario #2

If Boston holds on and wins the AL East, they will face the Cleveland Indians. There is good and bad news with this scenario. First of all, the Indians only claim to be from one city, which reduces confusion. Secondly, New York would end up playing the Angels, which could be really interesting.

The Yankees don’t match up well with the Angels. Here is an interesting fact: the Angels are the only team in the major leagues to have a winning record against the Yankees since Joe Torre became New York’s manager in 1996. Not to mention, it would be great to see the Yankees bust their asses to get into the playoffs only to lose in the first round.

Now the bad news. There are two things that scare me in a 5-game series against Cleveland.

  1. C.C. Sabathia
  2. Fausto Carmona

Both of these guys are legitimate #1 starters. They both have 18 wins and sub-3.20 ERAs. They challenge hitters and are fearless. Add Grady Sizemore, Travis Hafner, and Casey Blake, and you’ll see the Indians are for real. What Boston has going for them is they’ve been in the playoffs before and have big-game players in Big Papi, Josh Beckett and Curt Schilling. The Indians’ lineup is young and untested. The playoffs are a whole new ball game. Teams that are great in the regular season sometimes crumble on the big stage. This could be a big opportunity for them to showcase their talent.

As a Red Sox fan, which scenario would you prefer?

4 Responses to “Playoff scenario #2”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Right now, I’d prefer the Angels match up. I’m an optimistic person, but, we need a reality check when our hopes of winning the AL East, possibly getting in the World Series, rely on whether or not we can win a series against the D’Rays. We can take Clevland, and we can take the Angles, but, I’d rather see us get a confidence boost in the first round against a team we play well against…..For the Record, I honestly see The Indians beating the Yankees.

  2. Dave Says:

    I worry about the Indians more then the Angels or Yankees. They are young and hungry. They play in the same division as Minnesota and Detroit so they’ve had some tough competition during the season. As for the Indians beating the Yankees, they are going to have their work cut out for them. One thing I think we can all agree on is, the American League team that makes it to the World Series, is going to win it.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    AL East in three games:

    1.) Dicey
    2.) Wake-up, this one is a knuckle ball
    3.) Some red-neck named kunt shilling

  4. Dave Says:

    That was a really well constructed idea. I’m going out on a limb here, when I assume you’re a New Yorker. You must be so proud of your 2 teams in New York. One that backs into the playoffs (Yankees), and one that is throwing their playoff chances away(Mets). Good luck.

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