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Bless You Boys makes its 2018 MLB playoffs predictions

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The BYB staff makes some last minute picks on who will win the World Series.

New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images

I don’t know if I can link Andy Williams’ classic holiday single and proclaim how awesome October is — Opening Day is the true “most wonderful time of the year” — but the start of the MLB playoffs is always a special day on the baseball calendar. The MLB Wild Card Games have added a heaping dose of excitement to the festivities as well, and are a wonderful appetizer to the feast that is the Division Series.

But before everything gets started with Rockies-Cubs on Tuesday, it’s prediction time! The Bless You Boys staff tried their best to predict what would happen last year, and many struck gold when former Tigers ace Justin Verlander led the Houston Astros to the promised land (someone even picked a perfect bracket!).

This year, it feels tougher. The field is absolutely loaded on both sides, with three 100-win teams in the American League and a wide open National League. There isn’t quite as much sentiment for Verlander and the Astros this time around either. We also added a World Series MVP category, just to make things a bit tougher.

Anyway, onto the picks!

Wild Card Predictions

Writer NL Wild Card AL Wild Card
Writer NL Wild Card AL Wild Card
Rob Cubs Yankees
Ashley Cubs A's
Brandon Cubs A's
Patrick Cubs Yankees
Ron Rockies Yankees
Peter Rockies Athletes
John Rockies Mathletes
Chris Rockies Yankees

Division Series Predictions

Writer NLDS NLDS ALDS ALDS
Writer NLDS NLDS ALDS ALDS
Rob Cubs Braves Red Sox Astros
Ashley Brewers Braves Red Sox Astros
Brandon Brewers Dodgers Red Sox Astros
Patrick Brewers Dodgers Red Sox Astros
Ron Brewers Braves Red Sox Astros
Peter Brewers Braves Red Sox Astros
John Brewers Dodgers Not the Red Sox Astros
Chris Brewers Dodgers Red Sox Astros

LCS and World Series Predictions

Writer NLCS ALCS World Series World Series MVP
Writer NLCS ALCS World Series World Series MVP
Rob Cubs Red Sox Red Sox J.D. Martinez
Ashley Brewers Red Sox Brewers Christian Yelich
Brandon Brewers Astros Astros Justin Verlander
Patrick Dodgers Astros Dodgers Clayton Kershaw
Ron Brewers Astros Astros Carlos Correa
Peter Brewers Astros Astros Alex Bregman
John Dodgers Astros Astros Jose Altuve
Chris Brewers Astros Astros Alex Bregman

Your turn!

NL Wild Card:
AL Wild Card:

NLDS (Brewers vs. Wild Card):
NLDS (Astros vs. Indians):
ALDS (Red Sox vs. Wild Card):
ALDS (Dodgers vs. Braves):

NLCS:
ALCS:

World Series:
World Series MVP: