Well it’s that time of year, and I won’t be apart of it. I finished just short of the playoffs. I’m pretty bummed and really wanted to be apart of the final four, but this post isn’t about me. Congratulations to our four playoff teams. The Yankeehaters, WillisBeTheYear, sportsmanMike and the Love Boat Captains. Now the that pleasantries are over, who has the edge in the chase for the championship?
WillisBeTheYear vs Love Boat Captains
Willis fell just short in his bid for the #1 seed, and his reward is a showdown with the playoff tested Love Boat Captains. You can easily tell that Ginger is a playoff veteran, as she started her absolute best team, rather than load up on mediocre two starters like Brett Anderson. The LBC’s never got Giancarlo Stanton back, which hurts, but Kendrys Morales and Carlos Gonzalez have been borderline hero’s for her off the waiver wire. Willis on the other hand did get his injured Marlins superstar back, as Jose Fernandez returned just in the time to help with his push for the title. This will be a balanced, competitive game. Six PSR’s a piece, and offensive talent all over the place. I’m looking forward to this one. Ultimately? I think two home starts from Dallas Keuchel, where he is 13-0 with a 1.47 ERA, will make the difference in this match-up. He could put up 60 points.
Prediction: WillisBeTheYear in a squeaker.
sportsmanMike vs Yankeehaters
This is the moment that Mike has been waiting for. His first fantasy baseball playoff game! I’m starting to think that Mike picked up Chris Heston just so Dave couldn’t pick him up and slide him into his RP slot to use against him. Smart move. Dave on the other hand is taking the Ginger approach, going with his five best starting pitchers, content to go into the game with only five PSR’s rather than try to load up on mediocre pitchers who start twice. Dave also showed his playoff experience in setting up his offense. Albert Pujols and Adam Jones are big names that helped the Yankeehaters a lot this year, but Dave knows that the playoffs are a 7 day sprint. You can’t afford to have injured or slumping superstars slow you down. Ultimately? I think Dave has the better team, but it’s all about the match-up that week. Mike has the talent and the PSR’s advantage to get his first playoff win.
Prediction: sportsmanMike pulls off the upset
I wanted to be a part of this so badly, but it wasn’t meant to be this season. Good luck to everyone still alive! It’s time to start the drive for the title!