I preface this by saying that predicting postseason series is a fool’s errand. I believe that strongly. The Royals can beat the Yankees in a five-game series. Anything can happen. With that said, here are my predictions…
Padres over Cards in 5; Mets over Dodgers in 4
Padres win NLCS in 6 or 7
This is the only compromised pick, because I expected the Twins to win today, and now I’m picking with one game of hindsight. It definitely changes my selection, because I think the A’s have the pitching advantage any time Santana doesn’t pitch. So I now say A’s in 4.
And Yankees in 4.
Yanks win NLCS in 5 or 6
Hate to say it, but I think the Yankees are the team to beat. If they face San Diego, I see them winning it in 5 or 6.