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October 02, 2007

MLB Post-Season Pick 'Em, LDS Edition: Colorado rules the night in extras and we have a post-season. Make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 12:21 AM - 51 comments

Nobody got the bonus, although holden did pick the player who was lifted for Carroll, so make of that what you will.

SpoFite Points
86 Colorado by 12
yerfatma Colorado by 12
chris2sy Colorado by 21
DrJohnEvans Colorado by 21
holden Colorado by 21
Howard_T Colorado by 31
lil_brown_bat Colorado by 31
NoMich Colorado by 41
qbert72 Colorado by 61
trox Colorado by 31
YukonGold Colorado by 61
apoch San Diego by 50
Folkways San Diego by 40
goddam San Diego by 30
mbd1 San Diego by 20
owlhouse San Diego by 40
skydivedad San Diego by 10
skydivemom San Diego by 20
SummersEve San Diego by 50
The Crafty Sousepaw San Diego by 10
Ufez Jones San Diego by 30
Meanwhile, there're lots of points to be had, even if you missed the playoff like Geoff Blum did. For each series, pick winner and number of games. Your number of games pick doesn't count unless your winner is a winner. NATIONAL LEAGUE DIVISION SERIES Colorado (90-73) vs. Philadelphia (89-73) Arizona (90-72) vs. Chicago (85-77) AMERICAN LEAGUE DIVISION SERIES Los Angeles (94-68) vs. Boston (96-66) New York (94-68) vs. Cleveland (96-66) BONUS PICK Pick the player who will come out of the LDS with the highest batting average. Either league. Minimum 10 PA required. GRUDGE MATCH BONUS PICK Pick the total run differential between the American League and the National League. That is, pick how many more runs will scored across AL home plates than across NL home plates. Examples:
  • AL 192, NL 182: +10
  • AL 120, NL 150: -30
  • AL 160, NL 160: 0
We may institute a margin of error for this if the picks are varied enough. Total points available: 10. (8 LDS + 2 bonus) Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:21 AM on October 02

Probably not a big deal since I didn't pick correctly but I did indeed pick.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:13 AM on October 02

Phillies in 4 Dbags in 5 Angels in 4 Yankees in 4 Arod AL +5

posted by apoch at 05:45 AM on October 02

Looks like I picked the wrong night to shut the game off in the top half of 13th with a team down by 2.

posted by yerfatma at 06:35 AM on October 02

YYM, you're in my spreadsheet but you got lost in the copy-over. Sorry about that! Late night it was.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 06:44 AM on October 02

For the Grudge Match Bonus Pick, apoch's notation may make more sense than mine, explicitly specifying both the league and the differential. I'm happy either way you spell it.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 06:46 AM on October 02

holden did pick the player who was lifted for Carroll So did I. I want justice!

posted by qbert72 at 07:00 AM on October 02

Red Sox in 3 Indians in 5 Diamondbacks in 5 Colorado in 4 Holliday AL +4

posted by YukonGold at 07:24 AM on October 02

Phillies in 4 Cubs in 3 Red Sox in 5 Tribe in 5 Derrick Lee Al +9

posted by skydivedad at 07:26 AM on October 02

Phillies in 5 Arizona in 4 Red Sox in 5 Cleveland in 5 Utley NL +2

posted by yerfatma at 07:34 AM on October 02

Phillies in 4 Cubs in 4 Angels in 3 New York in 4 Rollins AL + 10

posted by 86 at 07:44 AM on October 02

Every time I read "LDS" I think the Mormons are running the site. Rockies in 5 Cubs in 4 Sox in 5 Yankees in 4 Alex Rodriguez AL +13 (blam!)

posted by lil_brown_bat at 07:53 AM on October 02

MERCUTIO Nay, if thy wits run the wild-goose chase, I have done, for thou hast more of the wild-goose in one of thy wits than, I am sure, I have in my whole five: was I with you there for the goose? ROMEO Thou wast never with me for any thing when thou wast not there for the goose. MERCUTIO I will bite thee by the ear for that jest. ROMEO Nay, good goose, bite not. MERCUTIO Thy wit is a very bitter sweeting; it is a most sharp sauce. ROMEO And is it not well served in to a sweet goose? MERCUTIO O here's a wit of cheveril, that stretches from an inch narrow to an ell broad! ROMEO I stretch it out for that word 'broad' - which added to the goose, proves thee far and wide a broad goose.

posted by skydivedad at 08:15 AM on October 02

Colorado may have won the playoff, but Greg Maddux will win the slayoff! Colorado in 5 Chicago in 4 Boston in 4 Cleveland in 5 Dustin Pedroia AL +8

posted by The_Black_Hand at 09:16 AM on October 02

Rockies in 4 Cubs in 3 Los Angeles of Anaheim in 3 New York in 3 Posada NL +17

posted by The Crafty Sousepaw at 09:18 AM on October 02

Colorado in 4 Chicago in 4 Boston in 4 Cleveland in 5 Holliday AL +7

posted by tron7 at 10:05 AM on October 02

crapshoot! Rockies in 4 D-backs in 5 Angels in 4 NY in 4 Vlad the impaler AL +12

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:18 AM on October 02

Phillies in 5 Cubs in 5 Angels in 5 Indians in 4 Jeter AL +6

posted by mbd1 at 10:28 AM on October 02

Phillies in 4 Cubs in 5 Red Sox in 4 Indians in 5 Kevin Youkilis NL +7

posted by holden at 10:54 AM on October 02

Colorado in 4 Chicago in 5 Angels in 4 Cleveland in 5 Holliday AL +26

posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:24 AM on October 02

I've decided I'm not doing any pools or making any picks for fears of angering the baseball gods. I must be very careful. They're watching me closely.

posted by SummersEve at 12:07 PM on October 02

Looking into the crystal ball (actually, the wall of my cubicle), I see the following: NL: Philadelphia in 5; Total runs in series, 55; BA, Rollins Arizona in 4; total runs in series, 40; BA, Soriano AL: Boston in 4; total runs in series, 50; BA, Drew Cleveland in 5; total runs in series, 65; BA, A. Rodriguez Run differential. AL +20 Batting champion, A. Rodriguez

posted by Howard_T at 01:08 PM on October 02

BA, Drew You can't be serious. For a minute, I thought you made a mistake and put your Diamondbacks picks at the end of your Red Sox line. If J.D. Drew leads that series in BA I will wear a Drew belly shirt and boxer shorts while parading around Thomas Circle singing "I Will Survive" at the top of my lungs, and I will videotape it and post it here. That's how confident I am in that not happening.

posted by The Crafty Sousepaw at 01:15 PM on October 02

I've decided I'm not doing any pools or making any picks for fears of angering the baseball gods. I must be very careful. They're watching me closely. yeah, you know i used to think like that too. but the baseball gods don't really give a fuck. PHI in 5 CHI in 4 LAA in 5 NYY in 4 Jeter AL+ 8

posted by goddam at 01:35 PM on October 02

I never dreamed I'd ever be rooting for J.D. Drew.

posted by SummersEve at 01:43 PM on October 02

Phillies in 4 Cubbies in 5 Sox in 5 Yanks in 4 Derek Jeter AL+5

posted by HATER 187 at 01:50 PM on October 02

Phillies in 6 DBacks in 5 Angels in 7 Cleveland in 6 Kevin Youkilis AL +28

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 02:08 PM on October 02

SummersEve, me neither. Go Drew Go.

posted by apoch at 02:33 PM on October 02

Might want to take a peek at Drew's September numbers.

posted by yerfatma at 02:43 PM on October 02

I did. I also looked at his numbers vs. the Angels this year, which are also good. But looking at both rosters, I don't see any chance of Drew being #1 in batting average. Not in this group. He might hit .333 and finish eighth.

posted by The Crafty Sousepaw at 03:04 PM on October 02

Pitching in the AL is better than that, I hope.

posted by yerfatma at 03:56 PM on October 02

Phillies in 4 Cubs in 5 Red Sox in 5 Yankees in 4 Is that Manny bloke from the Red Sox fit and playing? Then I'll pick him. I've got no friggin' idea. I think Dr John is making these bonus picks up so someone like me can't win again. NL by 7.

posted by owlhouse at 04:12 PM on October 02

YYM Its best of five in the LDS.

posted by HATER 187 at 04:26 PM on October 02

Don't know why its the Latter Day Saints edition but here goes: Colorado in 5 Chicago in 4 Boston in 4 Cleveland in 5 David Ortiz for the BA AL +20

posted by chris2sy at 04:41 PM on October 02

Philly in 5 Cubs in 4 Red Sox 4 Cleveland 5 D. Lee NL +10

posted by skydivemom at 04:45 PM on October 02

Its best of five in the LDS. Hmm that might be an important detail. YYM's Actual Picks Phillies in 4 DBacks in 3 Angels in 5 Cleveland in 4 Kevin Youkilis AL +19

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:00 PM on October 02

The Drew pick was "off the wall", but his late-season numbers are pretty good. One of the reasons for the pick is that in every series, someone unexpected seems to take over. I'd make the conventional pick of one of the usual suspects, but I just have this hunch...

posted by Howard_T at 05:11 PM on October 02

I've decided I'm not doing any pools or making any picks for fears of angering the baseball gods. I must be very careful. They're watching me closely. And what they're not telling you is they've already fixed things. The Phils are fucked, so just do what you would normally do, anyway. The gods have already sealed your fate.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 05:56 PM on October 02

I just want to point out that the Colorado/San Diego game wasn't actually part of the official MLB post-season. That's because it officially counts as part of the regular season. The stats are regular season. The regular season standings are affected by it. I'm just presenting this because I didn't get a chance to enter the pick'em stuff before Monday's game, and I suck at this so bad that I have to fight against every disadvantage. NL: Rockies in 4 Cubs in 5 AL: Yankees in 5 Red Sox in 4 Victor Martinez AL +13

posted by grum@work at 07:29 AM on October 03

NL Cubs in 5 Colorado in 5 AL Red Sox in 4 Indians in 5 BA Todd Helton NL +6

posted by trox at 07:57 AM on October 03

NL Philly in 3 Chicago in 4 AL Boston in 4 NYY in 5 BA Aramis Ramirez (man, talk about your tie breaker picks) The Grudge AL +11 Once again, thanks for doing this Doc. You're aces in my book, no matter what Fritsy says about you.

posted by NoMich at 09:42 AM on October 03

Phillies in 4 Cubs in 5 Red Sox in 5 Yankees in 4 Um "that manny bloke" NL +7 yea I know the exact picks as Owlhouse, but then he picked the exact same as me in round one and we did so well togeather.

posted by Folkways at 09:44 AM on October 03

I just want to point out that the Colorado/San Diego game wasn't actually part of the official MLB post-season. Yeah, I know. It's still a special occasion that I thought we should celebrate. Tell you what. If, going into the home stretch, 86 or yerfatma lead you by 2 points, I'll call in Tim McClelland to make the final call.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:32 AM on October 03

Cleveland in 4 Boston in 4 Phillies in 3 Chicago in 5 Bonus pick Jimmy Rollins Grudge pick AL + 26

posted by jojomfd1 at 11:48 AM on October 03

"...and here come 86 and yerfatma storming out of the dugout! They've lost! Look at this!... They've been ruled out, and are now having to be forcibly restrained from hitting Tim McClelland. And Grum has won the ball game 4 to 3!"

posted by The Crafty Sousepaw at 11:56 AM on October 03

Angels in 5 Indians in 4 Rockies in 5 (extra innings) Cubbies in 4 G. Anderson has the best BA in the LDS AL +7

posted by Monica Poland at 12:19 PM on October 03

Pitching in the AL is better than that, I hope. The last time the Sox and Angels squared off in a best-of-five, seven players hit .333 or better with 10 or more PA. And I would argue that the hitting is more improved than the pitching for both teams this time around.

posted by The Crafty Sousepaw at 04:25 PM on October 03

Red Sox in 4 Yankees in 4 Rockies in 5 Cubs in 4 Jimmy Rollins for the BA. AL +12

posted by dfleming at 08:09 PM on October 03

And I would argue that the hitting is more improved than the pitching for both teams this time around. You're obviously completely wrong. Angels can't hit.

posted by yerfatma at 08:17 PM on October 03

Now, that's not entirely fair. They just can't hit Josh Beckett. Damn, what a game. Although I did have a moment of Grady Little-esque trepidation when Beckett came out for the ninth.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 07:54 AM on October 04

Angeles in 4 Indians in 3 Rockies in 3 Arizona in 3 Then let the real games begin after these 4 teams pretty much spank the wanna be's.

posted by sportsbugger at 05:26 PM on October 04

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