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Redleg Nation Post-Season Predictions

Just because the Reds aren’t participating doesn’t mean that our writers and contributors won’t be watching the 2017 MLB playoffs. Quite the contrary, in fact. So, as things get under way tonight — I know, I know, the Wild Card games already happened, but the Division Series are just now beginning — the staff here at Redleg Nation got together to make some predictions.

Before I get into the prognostication, let me say a quick word about this group of writers here. Sure, I’m biased, but I think we have as good a group of contributors as any similar site out there.* They’re just fantastic, and I love the stuff they write here at RN, even in a difficult season (and we Reds fans know a lot about difficult seasons). Anyway, here’s how we see it playing out:

First, the ALDS and NLDS:

ALDS NLDS
Chad Dotson Cleveland over NYY

Houston over Boston

LAD over Arizona

Washington over Chicago

Clay Marshall Cleveland over NYY

Houston over Boston

LAD over Arizona

Chicago over Washington

Matt Wilkes Cleveland over NYY

Houston over Boston

Arizona over LAD

Chicago over Washington

Nick Kirby Cleveland over NYY

Houston over Boston

LAD over Arizona

Washington over Chicago

Wes Jenkins Cleveland over NYY

Houston over Boston

LAD over Arizona

Chicago over Washington

Steve Mancuso Cleveland over NYY

Houston over Boston

LAD over Arizona

Washington over Chicago

Jason Linden Cleveland over NYY

Houston over Boston

LAD over Arizona

Chicago over Washington

Tom Mitsoff Cleveland over NYY

Boston over Houston

LAD over Arizona

Chicago over Washington

Nick Carrington Cleveland over NYY

Houston over Boston

LAD over Arizona

Washington over Stupid Cubs

Jeff Gangloff Cleveland over NYY

Houston over Boston

LAD over Arizona

Washington over Chicago

Ashley Davis Cleveland over NYY

Houston over Boston

LAD over Arizona

Washington over Chicago

John Ring Cleveland over NYY

Houston over Boston

LAD over Arizona

Washington over Chicago

Adam Taylor Cleveland over NYY

Boston over Houston

LAD over Arizona

Washington over Chicago

Now the rest of the playoffs, including the World Series:

ALCS NLCS World Series WS MVP
Chad Dotson Cleveland over Houston Washington over Cleveland Washington over Cleveland Bryce Harper
Clay Marshall Cleveland over Houston LAD over Chicago Cleveland over LAD Corey Kluber

(Most Affable Player: Jay Bruce)

Matt Wilkes Cleveland over Houston (4-3)

MVP: Edwin Encarnacion

Chicago over Arizona (4-1)

MVP: Kris Bryant

Cleveland over Chicago (4-0) Corey Kluber
Nick Kirby Cleveland over Houston LAD over Washington Cleveland over LAD
Wes Jenkins Houston over Cleveland LAD over Chicago Houston over LAD George Springer
Steve Mancuso Cleveland over Houston LAD over Washington Cleveland over LAD (4-1) Joey Votto
Jason Linden Cleveland over Houston LAD over Chicago Cleveland over LAD Jay Bruce
Tom Mitsoff Cleveland over Boston Chicago over LAD Cleveland over Chicago
Nick Carrington Cleveland over Houston LAD over Washington Dodgers over Cleveland Clayton Kershaw
Jeff Gangloff Cleveland over Houston LAD over Washington Cleveland over LAD Corey Kluber
Ashley Davis Cleveland over Houston LAD over Washington Cleveland over LAD Jay Bruce
John Ring Cleveland over Houston LAD over Washington Cleveland over LAD (4-1) Jay Bruce
Adam Taylor Boston over Cleveland LAD over Washington Boston over LAD (4-2)

With nine votes, the Redleg Nation staff overwhelmingly thinks Cleveland is going to win the World Series. Boston, Los Angeles, and Houston each received one vote, and some moron even thinks that Dusty Baker’s Nationals have a chance to win the World Series. What a maroon.

Be sure to tell us how wrong we are in the comment section below.

*Also, it must be said…we have a better group of commenters than any site out there. Everywhere you go around the interwebs, you have to avoid the comments because it’s always a bunch of yahoos spouting nonsense. Here at RN, everyone really works hard to be respectful. So yeah…I appreciate you guys too!

19 thoughts on “Redleg Nation Post-Season Predictions

  1. I don’t know about that Dotson guy picking the Nationals… but I think Mancuso might be onto something. The Most Interesting Man In Baseball is the MVP even when he’s not playing. And fans throw balls to him. I’ll be rooting for the Indians to break their own curse and for Joey Votto for MVP of everything.

  2. Before the season started I had Cleveland over Washington in the WS so I’m sticking with that.

    I really appreciate that while people on this site can strongly disagree, you don’t allow the name calling, political commentary, and vulgarity seen on other (MLB Reds site for example) sites. I can cuss like a sailor but it’s just not appropriate on a baseball blog. Thanks for that!!

  3. We try to be respectful but like in any organization that comes from the top. I think it will finally be Dusty’s year with the Nats taking it all.

  4. I am rooting for Cleveland. I would like to see Bruce get a ring and my family is from Canton. Besides they are pretty good.

  5. I’m going with the Nats over Cleveland. This is Dusty’s year! Even a broken clock is right twice a day!

  6. How quickly Chad forgets about the Dusty Tax. The Nationals must pay it at some point in the postseason.

    I say Go Tribe! I-71 Series in 2018!

  7. I might have to agree with Carrington’s pick of LA over Cleveland. I am rooting for the Tribe for sure but it is tough to argue against the Dodgers when you look at their roster.

      • I’m rooting for the Tribe because my brother in law is a long suffering (he’s 75) Indians’ fan and since I picked them to win, I like being right, lol.

  8. The Old Cossack can’t get excited about the playoffs so far this season. I watched portions of the two play-in games. Both were very good games, but they just couldn’t hold my interest. The same holds true for the ALDS on MLB right now. I have the game turned on, but it’s mostly background noise despite an excellent pitching matchup. This feels really strange. The Old Cossack is always pumped for the playoffs, even without the Reds involved. Maybe a cold brew will help…

    • Does the Old Cossack think Dusty deserves a ring? If so…root for the Nats. If their pitching holds up, and their offense doesn’t slump (which it hasn’t really done all year), they have a good chance. AND, Dusty can get the monkey off his back. Of course, we could be disappointed yet again.

  9. I think the Nats will take it all but I’m pulling for Houston, a young team that’s been through a lot of losing seasons similar to the Reds.

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