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Tuesday, October 01, 2019

MLB players tell you who’s scary — and who should be afraid — in the postseason

Anything can happen in October, you always hear. Short series can narrow the gap between the juggernaut and the upstart — six wild-card teams have won the World Series since they were introduced in 1995 — but the quality of top competition has never been more pronounced than right now.

A record four teams won 100 games in 2019, a season after the record-breaking Red Sox defeated two 100-win clubs in the postseason en route to their championship. The obstacles to glory are serious.

Yahoo Sports asked active players around the game, and granted them anonymity to speak freely, which 2019 postseason teams they wouldn’t want to face on the climb toward a championship — and which clubs they saw as most vulnerable.

Unsurprisingly, a few of the groups that dominated the summer are inspiring trepidation for the fall. Like the 107-win Houston Astros, who won it all in 2017 and now boast a dynamic rotation that includes Cy Young favorites Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole, plus trade deadline splash Zack Greinke.

Some commentary on the playoffs from current players- pity there’s no clear way to tell who these players are….

 

QLE Posted: October 01, 2019 at 12:01 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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