Rising Apple staff’s picks for the 2017 postseason

By Christina Cola
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JT Teran, Editor – Houston Astros

Like many Mets fans, I have a hard time picking another team to “root for” or to “hope” wins the World Series when our favorite team isn’t in the playoffs. It’s easy, however, to know four teams I will definitely not be rooting for this postseason. There’s no way I could ever pick the Yankees, Nationals, Dodgers or Indians to achieve anything other than an earlier elimination.

Seeing as how I do have to make choice though, I’d like to see the Astros win the damn thing finally. Not only is Jose Altuve a stud that makes all short guys like me proud, but he’s also one of the best players in the AL (Mike Trout is still the best, sorry). I think he’s going to have a huge postseason, so Houston should definitely be getting ready for the parade early next month.

Also, we, as Mets fans, can’t talk about the Astros without mentioning our favorite, Carlos Beltran. He has yet another chance to get that championship that’s been missing from his Hall of Fame career. It’s time to win it for Beltran.