Here’s LGM’s official ALDS and NLDS previews:
Baltimore v. New York:
Much as we would like to see this series pushed to five games, the Cinderella story ends with a three-game sweep by the Evil Empire. We foresee big series from ARod and Granderson in particular, while Derek Jeter racks up a range factor that brings back memories of Nap Lajoie in 1917.
Detroit v. Oakland:
This will be a tough five-gamer, with Justin Verlander making the difference for the Motowners in the first and last game of the series.
Cincinnati v. San Francisco;
Look for the Redlegs to storm out to a two game lead, only to have San Francisco push the series to a decisive fifth game, which will be taken by Cincinnati.
St. Louis v. Washington: On paper, this is an easy win for the Nationals. Baseball isn’t played on paper. St. Louis in four.