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MLB playoff predictions from the Bless You Boys staff

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The Tigers aren't in the playoffs this year, so BYB can finally provide its unbiased (and uneducated) predictions for the MLB postseason.

Who will be holding this trophy in 2015?
Who will be holding this trophy in 2015?
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Every year prior to the MLB season, the Bless You Boys staff provides their predictions for the upcoming year. They are often very biased and very wrong, and this year was no different. Eleven of the 13 staff members polled picked the Detroit Tigers to win their fifth consecutive AL Central Division championship, and eight thought the Tigers would win the AL pennant. Five writers pegged the Tigers as World Series champions, and four more picked the Washington Nationals.

Dang.

With the Tigers well out of the playoff picture, we thought that we would take a crack at some (relatively) unbiased predictions for this year's postseason. It should be an exciting month, especially in the American League where parity was rampant for most of the season. The Toronto Blue Jays are the odds-on favorites to win the World Series, with Las Vegas setting 3-to-1 odds for a Toronto title. Our staff seemed to agree, with nine of 18 writers picking the Jays to win it all. The St. Louis Cardinals lead the National League with 5-to-1 odds, but only two of our staff members -- one if you don't count Kurt -- picked the team with baseball's best record to win the World Series. The Chicago Cubs got some love, too; despite 10-to-1 odds (best of any wild card team), five of our writers picked them to win the NL pennant.

Name Wild Card Winners ALDS Winners NLDS Winners ALCS Winner NLCS Winner World Series Winner
Rob Yankees/Cubs Yankees/Blue Jays Cardinals/Dodgers Blue Jays Cardinals Blue Jays
Catherine Astros/Pirates Royals/Blue Jays Cardinals/Mets Blue Jays Mets Blue Jays
Kurt Astros/Cubs Astros/Blue Jays Cardinals/Mets Blue Jays Cardinals Cardinals
Patrick O. Astros/Cubs Royals/Blue Jays Cardinals/Dodgers Blue Jays Dodgers Blue Jays
HookSlide Astros/Cubs Royals/Blue Jays Cardinals/Dodgers Blue Jays Cardinals Blue Jays
Brandon Yankees/Cubs Royals/Blue Jays Cubs/Mets Blue Jays Mets Mets
Emily Astros/Cubs Astros/Blue Jays Cardinals/Dodgers Blue Jays Dodgers Blue Jays
Fielder's Choice Yankees/Cubs Yankees/Blue Jays Cubs/Dodgers Yankees Cubs Yankees
TomduhB Astros/Cubs Royals/Blue Jays Cubs/Dodgers Blue Jays Cubs Cubs
Jeff P. Astros/Cubs Astros/Blue Jays Cubs/Mets Astros Cubs Cubs
Jeff R. Astros/Pirates Astros/Blue Jays Pirates/Mets Blue Jays Mets Blue Jays
Cameron Yankees/Cubs Royals/Rangers Cubs/Mets Royals Cubs Cubs
C.J. Astros/Cubs Royals/Blue Jays Cubs/Mets Blue Jays Cubs Blue Jays
Frisbeepilot Astros/Pirates Royals/Blue Jays Pirates/Dodgers Royals Dodgers Dodgers
texastigerfan Astros/Pirates Astros/Rangers Cardinals/Dodgers Astros Cardinals Cardinals
JWurm Astros/Pirates Royals/Blue Jays Pirates/Mets Blue Jays Pirates Pirates
Patrick W. Astros/Cubs Astros/Blue Jays Cardinals/Dodgers Blue Jays Dodgers Blue Jays
Nolan Yankees/Pirates Royals/Blue Jays Cardinals/Dodgers Blue Jays Dodgers Blue Jays

Playoff action kicks off tonight as the Astros and Yankees face off in the AL Wild Card Game at 8:00 p.m. on ESPN.

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