Seamhead Playoff Preview 2022

October 20, 2022

All roads lead to Dodger Stadium?

By now, we all know that the MLB playoff format looks a little bit different this year. Major League Baseball. There is more baseball to be played, and that's a good thing. However, that also means that there is a better chance for a Cinderella story to occur. Some of the better teams, haven't played meaningful games in weeks - or in some cases - months. That can be dangerous.

At risk of being proven completely wrong in a matter of days, it is still fun to roll the dice and take a guess at how this is all gonna play out. This is who is "going" to win and "why" (in one word).

AL Wild Card

Cleveland Guardians over Tampa Bay Rays

Why: Hunger

AL Wild Card

Seattle Mariners over Toronto Blue Jays

Why: Magic

NL Wild Card

Philadelphia Phillies over St. Louis Cardinals

Why: Momentum

NL Wild Card

San Diego Padres over New York Mets

Why: Mentality


New York Yankees over Cleveland Guardians

Why: Power


Houston Astros over Seattle Mariners

Why: Consistency


Philadelphia Phillies over Atlanta Braves

Why: More...mentum


Los Angeles Dodgers over San Diego Padres

Why: Dominance


Houston Astros over New York Yankees

Why: Heroics


Los Angeles Dodgers over Philadelphia Phillies

Why: Destiny

World Series

Los Angeles Dodgers over Houston Astros

Why: Revenge

Nov 5, 2022 - How wrong was I?

Pretty wrong. Houston won the World Series. They were simply the best team in Major League Baseball this year, and as much as many of us hate that fact...they went out and proved it. The mighty Dodgers, who clinched a playoff berth somewhere around May, just simply failed to execute when it mattered the most.

The Phillies and Mariners...and at times, the Padres...provided real proof of how much momentum going into the postseason truly matters.

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