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LOD Postseason Bracketology

The “sixty game sprint” has come to an end and there are plenty of surprises entering the postseason.   For the first time ever, 16 teams will compete in all.  The one game elimination Wild Card game is no more.  There will be plenty of new faces in the postseason this year as the Marlins, Reds, Padres and White Sox end their droughts.  A non-traditional season could yield unpredictable results.  Our writers decided to weigh in.  Here’s a look:

AL Round 1 (Best of 3) 
Bracket 1
1  Tampa Bay vs  8  Toronto Blue Jays
4  Cleveland Indians vs  5 New York Yankees
Bracket 2
3  Minnesota Twins vs 6 Houston Astros
2  Oakland Athletics vs 7 Chicago White Sox
NL Round 1 (Best of 3) 
Bracket 1 
1  LA Dodgers vs 8  Milwaukee Brewers
4  San Diego Padres vs 5 St. Louis Cardinals
Bracket 2
3  Chicago Cubs vs 6 Miami Marlins
2  Atlanta Braves vs 7 Cincinnati Reds

Brian Koss – Legends on Deck, Senior Editor 

AL Round 1 (Best of 3)
Bracket 1
1  Tampa Bay Rays vs  8  Toronto Blue Jays   Winner:  Rays
4  Cleveland Indians vs  5 New York Yankees   Winner:  Yankees
Bracket 2
3  Minnesota Twins vs 6 Houston Astros   Winner:  Twins
2  Oakland Athletics vs 7 Chicago White Sox  Winner:  White Sox
Round 2  (ALDS – Best of 5)
 Rays  vs  Yankees   Winner: Rays
 Twins  vs  White Sox  Winner:  Twins
Round 3 (ALCS – Best of 7)
Rays vs Twins   Winner:  Rays
NL Round 1 (Best of 3)
Bracket 1
1  LA Dodgers vs 8  Milwaukee Brewers   Winner:  Dodgers
4  San Diego Padres vs 5 St. Louis Cardinals   Winner:  Padres
Bracket 2
3  Chicago Cubs vs 6 Miami Marlins   Winner:  Marlins
2  Atlanta Braves vs 7 Cincinnati Reds   Winner:  Braves
Round 2 (NLDS – Best of 5)
Dodgers  vs Padres   Winner:  Dodgers
Marlins vs Braves  Winner:  Braves
Round 3 (NLCS – Best of 7)
Dodgers  vs  Braves   Winner:  Braves
World Series
Tampa Bay Rays vs Atlanta Braves   Winner:  Tampa Bay Rays

David Conde – Legends on Deck, Co-Founder and Executive Editor

AL Round 1 (Best of 3) 
Bracket 1
1  Tampa Bay Rays  vs  8  Toronto Blue Jays   Winner:  Rays
4  Cleveland Indians vs  5 New York Yankees   Winner: Indians
Bracket 2
3  Minnesota Twins vs 6 Houston Astros   Winner:  Twins
2  Oakland Athletics vs 7 Chicago White Sox  Winner:  A’s
Round 2  (ALDS – Best of 5) 
 Rays vs Indians  Winner: Rays
 Twins  vs  Athletics   Winner:  Twins
Round 3 (ALCS – Best of 7)
Rays  vs Twins   Winner:  Rays
NL Round 1 (Best of 3) 
Bracket 1
1  LA Dodgers vs 8  Milwaukee Brewers   Winner:  Dodgers
4  San Diego Padres vs 5 St. Louis Cardinals   Winner:  Padres
Bracket 2
3  Chicago Cubs vs 6 Miami Marlins  Winner:  Cubs
2  Atlanta Braves vs 7 Cincinnati Reds   Winner:  Braves
Round 2 (NLDS – Best of 5) 
Dodgers  vs Padres   Winner:  Dodgers
Cubs vs Braves   Winner:  Cubs
Round 3 (NLCS – Best of 7)
Dodgers  vs  Cubs    Winner: Dodgers
World Series
Tampa Bay Rays  vs Los Angeles Dodgers   Winner:  Los Angeles Dodgers

Enjoy October baseball!

Brian is the Managing Editor at Legends on Deck and Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. He's been writing about baseball at LOD since 2017. He grew up in the Detroit area and is a lifelong Tigers fan. However, he shares some affinity for his son George's favorite team, the Atlanta Braves. Brian also has a particular interest in the amateur side of the game, including high school, college and collegiate summer league baseball. Brian and George also love collecting and selling baseball cards. You can find them selling on eBay (@Kossball) or posting on George's Instagram (@Kossball). Brian lives in Horizon West (Winter Garden), Florida with his wife (Grace), three daughters and George the Card Kid. You can also reach him at brianmkoss@gmail.com

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