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2013: MLB Season Preview: Playoff Predictions


Welcome back to the latest installment of Rising Apple’s 2013 MLB season preview! Yesterday, each member of the staff made predictions as to how each of the six divisions in Major League Baseball would look like when the regular season finished. Today, we take it a step further, as we each make our playoff predictions and each crown a World Series champion.

Matt Musico, Senior Editor American League National League
Wild Card A’s defeat Orioles Reds defeat Braves
Division Series Tigers defeat A’s Nationals defeat Reds
Division Series Blue Jays defeat Angels Giants defeat Cardinals
League Championship Series Tigers defeat Blue Jays Nationals defeat Giants
World Series Washington Nationals defeat Detroit Tigers
Mike Lecolant, Senior Staff Writer American League National League
Wild Card Blue Jays defeat A’s Dodgers defeat Braves
Division Series Orioles defeat Blue Jays Reds defeat Dodgers
Division Series Tigers defeat Angels Nationals defeat Giants
League Championship Series Tigers defeat Orioles Reds defeat Nationals
World Series Detroit Tigers defeat Cincinnati Reds
Danny Abriano, Staff Writer American League National League
Wild Card Blue Jays defeat Angels Dodgers defeat Braves
Division Series Tigers def. Blue Jays (4 gm) Nationals def. Dodgers (4 gm)
Division Series Rays def. Rangers (5 gm) Giants def. Reds (5 gm)
League Championship Series Tigers def. Rays (6 gm) Nationals def. Giants (7 gm)
World Series Detroit Tigers defeat Washington Nationals (6 gm)
Rich Sparago, Staff Writer American League National League
Wild Card Rays defeat Rangers Giants defeat Braves
Division Series Tigers def. Rays (4 gm) Nationals def. Giants (4 gm)
Division Series Angels def. Blue Jays (5 gm) Dodgers def. Reds (5 gm)
League Championship Series Tigers def. Angels (6 gm) Dodgers def. Nationals (7 gm)
World Series Los Angeles Dodgers defeat Detroit Tigers (7 gm)
Kevin Baez, Staff Writer American League National League
Wild Card Yankees defeat White Sox Giants defeat Cardinals
Division Series Tigers defeat Yankees Nationals defeat Giants
Division Series Angels defeat Rays Dodgers defeat Reds
League Championship Series Tigers defeat Angels Nationals defeat Dodgers
World Series Detroit Tigers defeat Washington Nationals
Will DeBoer, Staff Writer American League National League
Wild Card Rays defeat Rangers Braves defeat Pirates
Division Series Tigers defeat Rays (4 gm) Nationals def. Braves (5 gm)
Division Series Blue Jays defeat Angels (5 gm) Reds def. Giants (4 gm)
League Championship Series Tigers defeat Blue Jays (7 gm) Nationals def. Reds (6 gm)
World Series Detroit Tigers defeat Washington Nationals (7 gm)
Ellie Silfin, Staff Writer American League National League
Wild Card Blue Jays defeat A’s Baves defeat Dodgers
Division Series Tigers defeat Blue Jays Braves defeat Cardinals
Division Series Angels defeat Rays Nationals defeat Giants
League Championship Series Tigers defeat Angels Braves defeat Nationals
World Series Detroit Tigers defeat Atlanta Braves

 

Sam Maxwell, Staff Writer American League National League
Wild Card A’s Defeat Orioles Braves defeat Dodgers
Division Series Angels defeat A’s Nationals defeat Braves
Division Series Blue Jays defeat Tigers Giants defeat Cardinals
League Championship Series Blue Jays defeat Angels Nationals defeat Giants
World Series Washington Nationals defeat Toronto Blue Jays
Dan Haefeli, Staff Writer American League National League
Wild Card A’s defeat Rays Braves defeat Cardinals
Division Series Angels defeat Tigers Nationals defeat Reds
Division Series Blue Jays defeat A’s Giants defeat Braves
League Championship Series Blue Jays defeat Angels Nationals defeat Giants
World Series Toronto Blue Jays defeat Washington Nationals (6 gm)

Well, there you have it, folks. The overwhelming pick to win the World Series goes to the Detroit Tigers, as they were selected by five people on the staff. Sam and I both think the Washington Nationals will be hoisting the trophy, Dan says the Jays will be victorious, and Rich is predicting that all the money spent by the Los Angeles Dodgers will pay immediate dividends with a world championship. The most common Fall Classic match-up  amongst the staff is Nats-Tigers, with the Blue Jays (twice), Braves, and Reds all getting votes to represent their respective leagues.

Thursday will be the final round of predictions by the Rising Apple staff, as we each predict who will go home with hardware after the season is through.

Who are your picks to win the World Series this year? Let us know in the comments section below.

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  • Brandon

    I love the fact that no one picked the Red Sox to make the playoffs – hahaha! I’m a bit surprised only 4 of you picked the Cardinals to reach the post-season. My guess is Cards vs. Blue Jays WS.

    • http://twitter.com/mmusico8 Matt Musico

      Haha I know right, the AL East may look a lot different from what it normally has in recent years. That’s a good pick for the WS, STL is another team with a lot of depth on their roster.