2018 MLB Postseason – Predictions and Hopes

2018 MLB Postseason

The time has come to start the 2018 MLB Postseason! Obviously my 2018 predictions are a bit off, but that’s pretty typical.  It’s fun to make a new bracket once the postseason is about to begin.

As I write this post, we are less than one hour away from the start of the NL Wild Card Game between the Rockies and Cubs.  Fittingly enough I just filled out my bracket for how I hope the postseason goes down.  You can do the same at MLB.com!

ALWC: Yankees over Athletics

NLWC: Rockies over Cubs

ALDS: Yankees over Red Sox, Indians over Astros

NLDS: Rockies over Brewers, Braves over Dodgers

ALCS: Yankees over Indians

NLCS: Braves over Rockies

WS: Yankees over Braves

2018 MLB Postseason
In my perfect world, this is how things will go down.

Going into the postseason, I’m worried that the Yankees (my favorite team) will have trouble if they match up against the Red Sox.  However, the Yankees won 2 of 3 at Fenway in the last series of the regular season, so perhaps this Yankees team can actually win road games when they matter. (excluding Game 5 of the 2017 ALDS of course – the only road game the Yankees won in the 2017 postseason)  I’m less confident about the AL Wild Card Game than I was last year against the Twins, but overall I love the postseason bracket.  I was pulling for the Brewers and Rockies in Game 163’s, but hoping the Braves can stun the field and win the pennant.

Josh Donaldson and Edwin Encarnacion being back together (and Donaldson’s presence in particular) is the main reason I’m hoping the Indians can upstage the Astros.  I have a bad feeling the Cubs and Dodgers may match up in the NLCS again, but the Brewers are hot and look ready to maybe even win it all.

Here’s to a great 2018 MLB Postseason!!