Reviewing the 2019 MLB Postseason
As the 2019 MLB postseason comes to a close, we can look back at our predictions and see how we did. From my own bracket prediction, it’s clear that I was way off with some picks, and spot on with some others. Overall I feel I did better than in some past years. This 2019 MLB postseason review will take a brief look back at my predictions and thoughts.
The good: I got the entire American League side completely correct! 😀 I also got the NL Wild Card game right.
The bad: I missed both of the NLDS picks, and therefore had a complete opposite NLCS matchup.
Here is the bracket I made for the results I wanted to see happen. Obviously, things didn’t go the way I wanted. I was unsurprised to see the Yankees make the ALCS, but also unsurprised to see them lose there. The Nationals beating the Dodgers in grand fashion (pun intended) was great, but I was rooting for the Cardinals in that lopsided NLCS. However, I do like the Nationals, so I wasn’t too unhappy to see them make the World Series, especially because they didn’t beat the Braves, who I like far more than the Cardinals this year even though the Cards are normally right up there with the Braves for me.
I’m very happy the Nationals beat the Astros in the World Series. It was a very satisfying conclusion to the season, partly because of the Nationals’ overall story, and because I was rooting for them quite a bit in the series. I’ve been getting a bit tired of seeing the Astros (except George Springer, who is awesome) in the postseason, so I suppose now I know how people felt when the Yankees were atop the baseball world during their last dynasty (1996-2000).
What do you think?
Did you enjoy the 2019 MLB postseason? What did you think of the results?