Metro Philly predicts the 2020 MLB postseason

Mookie Betts and the Dodgers are one of the favorites to win the 2020 World Series.
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

An unprecedented Major League Baseball postseason is upon us, featuring 16 teams, eight best-of-three Wild Card series, bubbles, and a whole lot of unpredictability.

The playoffs start Tuesday with four games on tap, providing a March Madness feel to October baseball.

If the truncated 60-game season suggested anything, it’s that the Commissioner’s Trophy can be won by anyone in the tournament, ensuring that the next month will bring edge-of-your-seat stuff almost every night.

While it’s difficult to predict the unpredictable, Metro Philadelphia sports editor Joe Pantorno attempted to foresee how things would play out this fall:

 

AL WILD CARD

  • No. 1 Rays over No. 8 Blue Jays
  • No. 4 Indians over No. 5 Yankees
  • No. 3 Twins over No. 6 Astros
  • No. 2 Athletics over No. 7 White Sox

 

NL WILD CARD

  • No. 1 Dodgers over No. 8 Brewers
  • No. 4 Padres over No. 5 Cardinals
  • No. 3 Cubs over No. 6 Marlins
  • No. 7 Reds over No. 2 Braves

 

ALDS

  • Rays over Indians
  • Athletics over Twins

 

NLDS

  • Dodgers over Padres
  • Reds over Cubs

 

ALCS

Rays over Athletics

 

NLCS

Dodgers over Reds

 

2020 WORLD SERIES

Dodgers over Rays

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