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Bless You Boys makes its 2019 MLB playoffs predictions

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According to the BYB staff, the Astros are heavy favorites in the American League.

MLB: Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

We are just a few minutes away from the start of the 2019 MLB Playoffs! While the Detroit Tigers aren’t involved yet again, this year’s field promises to be one of the most talented and competitive we have ever seen. The Washington Nationals will take on the Milwaukee Brewers in Tuesday’s NL Wild Card Game, and the Oakland Athletics will host the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday. Then, it’s on to the Division Series, and beyond.

Over the past few years, the Bless You Boys staff has offered its picks for the postseason. They aren’t always correct, but are a fun way for us to stay engaged (and look wrong on the internet) throughout the next month.

Once again, we see the Houston Astros as heavy favorites. Five of the eight staff members that made predictions last year picked Houston to win it all, while only one (yup, this guy) picked the Red Sox to take home the Commissioner’s Trophy. This year, seven of 11 staff members to make picks think the Astros will bring home another championship.

And none picked the Twins, because f*** those guys.

Wild Card Predictions

Writer NL Wild Card AL Wild Card
Writer NL Wild Card AL Wild Card
Rob Brewers A's
Ashley Nationals Rays
Brandon Nationals A's
Patrick Nationals Rays
Cam Nationals Rays
Adam Nationals A's
Jay Nationals Rays
Brady Brewers Rays
Trevor Brewers A’s
Zane Nationals Rays
Cody Brewers A's

Division Series Predictions

Writer NLDS NLDS ALDS ALDS
Writer NLDS NLDS ALDS ALDS
Rob Dodgers Braves Yankees Astros
Ashley Dodgers Cardinals Yankees Rays
Brandon Dodgers Nationals A's Astros
Patrick Dodgers Braves Twins Astros
Cam Dodgers Cardinals Yankees Astros
Adam Dodgers Braves Yankees Astros
Jay Dodgers Braves Yankees Astros
Brady Dodgers Braves Yankees Astros
Trevor Dodgers Cardinals Yankees Astros
Zane Dodgers Cardinals Yankees Astros
Cody Brewers Cardinals Yankees A's

LCS and World Series Predictions

Writer NLCS ALCS World Series World Series MVP
Writer NLCS ALCS World Series World Series MVP
Rob Dodgers Yankees Yankees Luke Voit
Ashley Dodgers Rays Dodgers Cody Bellinger
Brandon Dodgers Astros Astros Yordan Alvarez
Patrick Dodgers Astros Dodgers Justin Verlander
Cam Cardinals Astros Astros George Springer
Adam Dodgers Astros Astros Justin Verlander
Jay Braves Astros Astros Gerrit Cole
Brady Dodgers Astros Astros Alex Bregman
Trevor Cardinals Astros Astros Yordan Alvarez
Zane Cardinals Astros Astros Jose Altuve
Cody Cardinals Yankees Yankees Gary Sanchez

Your turn!

NL Wild Card:
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NLDS (Dodgers vs. Wild Card):
NLDS (Braves vs. Cardinals):
ALDS (Astros vs. Wild Card):
ALDS (Yankees vs. Twins):

NLCS:
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World Series:
World Series MVP: