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ESPN "expert" WS picks

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Posted: 10/23/2013 12:57 PM

ESPN "expert" WS picks 


http://espn.go.com/mlb/playoff...ert-predictions


I follow these usually for the playoffs. Its interesting that kurkjian, who usually picks to cards to win if its an available choice, picks bosox in 7. Unfortunately Id agree with him with ravech's rationale. I think if we won the AS game this one would be ours. Im still optimistic but if I had to bet with my wallet, id go bosox in 7. Hope to God im wrong...

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Posted: 10/23/2013 1:18 PM

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After watching the Sox hit two late-inning grand slams to tie or take the lead in the ALCS, I've come to believe they're a team of destiny.

As a woman I'm cringing that one of only two female "experts" gave the above assessment.  Boston's grand slams had far less to do with 'destiny' than it did the Tigers' suspect bullpen.  Go ahead and choose Boston but give a substantive reason. 

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Posted: 10/23/2013 1:47 PM

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16-12 for Boston. I like it. Underdogs in 2006 and 2011.
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Posted: 10/23/2013 1:57 PM

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grayssportsalmanac wrote: http://espn.go.com/mlb/playoff...ert-predictions
Everyone of the "experts" picked the series to go 6 or 7 games except one:

Michael Knisley
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The Cards have the pitching edge in Games 1 and 2 in Boston, and the National League park edge in Games 3, 4 and 5. The Series won't go back to Fenway.

I don't know what to make of that.  I like the Cardinals being the underdogs, this guy is fighting that.

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Posted: 10/23/2013 2:37 PM

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Oqie11 wrote:
grayssportsalmanac wrote: http://espn.go.com/mlb/playoff...ert-predictions
Everyone of the "experts" picked the series to go 6 or 7 games except one:

Michael Knisley
@michaelknisley
ESPN.com

in 5
The Cards have the pitching edge in Games 1 and 2 in Boston, and the National League park edge in Games 3, 4 and 5. The Series won't go back to Fenway.

I don't know what to make of that.  I like the Cardinals being the underdogs, this guy is fighting that.
Strauss like us in 6 and loves the pitching for us in 1 and 2

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Posted: 10/23/2013 2:42 PM

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619illinibooyah wrote:
Oqie11 wrote:
grayssportsalmanac wrote: http://espn.go.com/mlb/playoff...ert-predictions
Everyone of the "experts" picked the series to go 6 or 7 games except one:

Michael Knisley
@michaelknisley
ESPN.com

in 5
The Cards have the pitching edge in Games 1 and 2 in Boston, and the National League park edge in Games 3, 4 and 5. The Series won't go back to Fenway.

I don't know what to make of that.  I like the Cardinals being the underdogs, this guy is fighting that.
Strauss like us in 6 and loves the pitching for us in 1 and 2
Now Strauss...that's the ultimate kiss of death.
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Posted: 10/23/2013 3:38 PM

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Jeepers.  I don't understand the pessimism. 

Excluding our spring training losses, we're at full strength with Craig and MCarp onboard.  And, like 2006, our best closer candidate has been moved to the closer role.  We've got 2 young, power arms (I'm predicting Miller to start game 4.) who've been preserved for this time of the year--the Sox have no equivalent.  Would you honestly favor Lackey and Lester over Wachaino ....No-o-o-o-ooo way!  Pinch yourself.  Our Cardinals are that good!  Knisley is right. Boston got a bye in the ALCS.  It's the opposite of 2004 when our ace went down at the end of the regular season and our troops/minutemen arrived in Boston exhausted.  Think Molina/Matheny won't be inspired!

Let's enjoy this one...
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Posted: 10/23/2013 3:45 PM

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UConnCard wrote: After watching the Sox hit two late-inning grand slams to tie or take the lead in the ALCS, I've come to believe they're a team of destiny.

As a woman I'm cringing that one of only two female "experts" gave the above assessment.  Boston's grand slams had far less to do with 'destiny' than it did the Tigers' suspect bullpen.  Go ahead and choose Boston but give a substantive reason. 
I saw this one earlier but made no connection with the "expert" being a woman. It was funny that the late grand slams against the suspect bullpen was the exact reason that some of the other "experts" picked the Cardinals.

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Posted: 10/23/2013 3:51 PM

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I just hope we don't have the problem with the lefty tonight like we have so often. A lot depends on whether Craig can come in cold and get hot, a tall order vs Lester.
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Posted: 10/23/2013 3:58 PM

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blingboy wrote: I just hope we don't have the problem with the lefty tonight like we have so often. A lot depends on whether Craig can come in cold and get hot, a tall order vs Lester.

craig can go ofer and still make this lineup better
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Posted: 10/23/2013 4:05 PM

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UConnCard wrote: After watching the Sox hit two late-inning grand slams to tie or take the lead in the ALCS, I've come to believe they're a team of destiny.

As a woman I'm cringing that one of only two female "experts" gave the above assessment.  Boston's grand slams had far less to do with 'destiny' than it did the Tigers' suspect bullpen.  Go ahead and choose Boston but give a substantive reason. 
I cringed as well.  Hello?  Didn't "Detroit's bullpen sucks" ever enter her stream of consciousness?
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Posted: 10/23/2013 4:06 PM

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MtownCardfan wrote:
UConnCard wrote: After watching the Sox hit two late-inning grand slams to tie or take the lead in the ALCS, I've come to believe they're a team of destiny.

As a woman I'm cringing that one of only two female "experts" gave the above assessment.  Boston's grand slams had far less to do with 'destiny' than it did the Tigers' suspect bullpen.  Go ahead and choose Boston but give a substantive reason. 
I saw this one earlier but made no connection with the "expert" being a woman. It was funny that the late grand slams against the suspect bullpen was the exact reason that some of the other "experts" picked the Cardinals.
Is the other woman* CK?
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Posted: 10/23/2013 4:35 PM

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blingboy wrote: I just hope we don't have the problem with the lefty tonight like we have so often. A lot depends on whether Craig can come in cold and get hot, a tall order vs Lester.
Craig has been taking batting practice with lefties throwing. High May, Freeman have been prepping him for tonight's game. I do worry about the DP, but then again, Freese and Molina are also candidates to ground into twin killings.
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Posted: 10/23/2013 4:59 PM

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Borrowed this link from Strauss.  SI's experts pick the Cards, 6-1. 

I guess we're still underdogs in a sense of political correctness.
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Posted: 10/23/2013 5:41 PM

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WS picks and odds mean as much to me as Bleacher Report articles or statistics at the GCL and GCL.
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Posted: 10/23/2013 5:49 PM

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Bottom line, whoever wins tonight has a big advantage.
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Posted: 10/23/2013 5:50 PM

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Bottom line, whoever wins tonight has a big advantage.

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I very much agree.
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Posted: 10/23/2013 6:00 PM

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I am so sick of hearing and reading about how the BoSux are a team of destiny and will not be denied.Time to shut all the BoSox hugging pundits up.
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Posted: 10/23/2013 7:02 PM

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I prefer the so called experts to pick against the Cards.. Players will decide this thing...
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Posted: 10/23/2013 7:05 PM

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crdswmn wrote:
UConnCard wrote: After watching the Sox hit two late-inning grand slams to tie or take the lead in the ALCS, I've come to believe they're a team of destiny.

As a woman I'm cringing that one of only two female "experts" gave the above assessment.  Boston's grand slams had far less to do with 'destiny' than it did the Tigers' suspect bullpen.  Go ahead and choose Boston but give a substantive reason. 
I cringed as well.  Hello?  Didn't "Detroit's bullpen sucks" ever enter her stream of consciousness?
Another thing Strauss brought up as well.

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