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My MLB Postseason and World Series Predictions

October 4th, 2016 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on My MLB Postseason and World Series Predictions | Filed in Baseball, General, MLB


Now that the season’s ended, the postseason begins, and less than a month from now, the Fall Classic will resume; since it ended last November 1st. Unfortunately for the defending World Series champion Royals, they won’t be returning to the postseason, after finishing at .500 this season. With the best record in baseball, the Cubs won 103 games, the fifth most in franchise history, and they’ll be making their second-consecutive appearance in the postseason. With all of that being said, here are my postseason predictions.

Postseason Predictions (the winning teams are on the far right)

October 4th- AL Wild Card- Baltimore @ Toronto– Toronto 

Like the other Wild Card game this week, this match-up tonight will be a hard-fought one. Both teams finished with 89 wins, Toronto has some of the best power hitters in the game, one of the best third baseman in the league, in Josh Donaldson (.284 average, 37 home runs, 99 RBIs), while Baltimore has a fellow AL MVP candidate, in fellow third baseman Manny Machado (.294 average, 37 home runs, 96 RBIs). Among American League teams, Baltimore ranked first in home runs (253), although they only had a team average of .256. Although it’s only one game, the problem this year for Baltimore was their pitching staff- or lack thereof.

Baltimore’s ace Kevin Gausman will most likely get the nod, although he only won nine games and had a 3.61 ERA. For Toronto, they’ll most likely hand the ball off to former Phillie J.A. Happ, who surprisingly won 20 games this year; with a 3.18 ERA to boot. I’m going with Toronto, based off Happ’s success this season, as well as the strong one-two punch of Donaldson and designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion; who had 42 home runs this year.


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2014 AmyMac Awards

October 7th, 2014 by AmyMac | Comments Off on 2014 AmyMac Awards | Filed in Baseball, General, Phillies
The sun has officially set on the Phils' 2014 season.

The sun has officially set on the Phils’ 2014 season.

Here in Philadelphia, we might not have postseason baseball to enjoy.  We don’t have a legendary Jeter-like career to celebrate, or even a relief pitcher with whom we’d love to dance (looking at you, Tom Wilhelmsen).  We do, however, have some memories.  Welcome to the 2014 AmyMac awards.


Most Honest About Stealing Money from the Phillies:  Mike Adams

Least Honest About Stealing Money from the Phillies:  Antonio Bastardo


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My 2013 Philadelphia Phillies’ Team Award Winners

November 30th, 2013 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on My 2013 Philadelphia Phillies’ Team Award Winners | Filed in Baseball, General, Phillies

Phillies Awards 2013

The Phillies had another disappointing, mediocre season this year at 73-89; a win-loss record only good enough for fourth place within the NL East division. The team throughout the year, as many know, were plagued by various injuries, young players’ struggles, poor management, and flat out poor play. Regardless of the abysmal year the team had, here are my Phillies’ individual, annual team award winners for this season.

MVP (also Most Valuable Pitcher)

-Cliff Lee- SP= All-Star- 14-8, 2.87 ERA, 222.2 IP, 222 strikeouts

Cliff Lee, despite the team’s frequent inability to score runs for him, had another brilliant year, to say the least. Most baseball writers league wide have him within the top 5 of their NL Cy Young Voting list. It is fair, and true, to say that had the Phillies not performed so poorly and below par this year, Lee would be higher up on the voting list (Dodgers’ ace Clayton Kershaw is a lock to win the award) once the award winner is announced.


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