Thursday, October 04, 2012
Now the Real Season Begins!
The Yankees destroyed the Red Sox and clinched the AL East and Home Field Advantage throughout the playoffs. I don't necessarily like the long lay off though. So many hitters were hot, while some need the rest guys like Cano, Ichiro, and Granderson were really on fire and will need to carry that through the long weekend. The rotation and bullpen should not be an issue either. CC, Kuroda, and Pettitte will get the starts. Not sure if Hughes gets a start or if they go back to CC in the short series.
Not sure what is more surprising, the A's winning the AL West on the last day or the Nats with the best record in all of baseball. The playoffs should be fun to watch these 1 game WC playoffs will be intense. Not sure I like the 2-3 format for the LDS though. Your #1 seeds can be down 0-2 before they get home.
Congratulations to Miguel Cabrera for winning the Triple Crown. Glad I got to see that in my lifetime. He is definitely the AL MVP. Trout should win player of the year and ROY. Detroit is going to be a very dangerous team in the playoffs. I'm really hoping the A's can bounce them out. I have to believe that the best path to the World Series for the Yankees is if the O's beat Texas and the A's take care of Detroit.
Can't wait to see what happens. Should be fun.