Boston Red Sox: Predicting the entire 2017 MLB Postseason

BOSTON, MA - JULY 31: Rafael Devers
BOSTON, MA - JULY 31: Rafael Devers /
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WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 26: Bryce Harper /

ALDS: Boston Red Sox v. Houston Astros

The Boston Red Sox limped to an AL East title down the stretch in September. Now, they’ll face the same team that they ended the regular season with. Houston is certainly the better team, but I think the Red Sox can win this in a full 5-game series.

Mookie Betts and Dustin Pedroia will really have to lead the way here, but Hanley Ramirez could be huge as well. This team has a flair for the dramatic, so some extra innings or walk off games would not be surprising. This series could be really fun to watch for both fan bases.

In Game 5, Boston may have Drew Pomeranz or Eduardo Rodriguez on the mound. For our sake, I hope it’s Drew. He can get the Sox a win to propel them into the ALCS.

Red Sox in 5

ALDS: New York Yankees v. Cleveland Indians

Sorry, we won’t get another Red Sox – Yankees ALCS. We will, however, get a rematch with the Cleveland Indians. Right now, they’re giving the Dodgers a run for their money as the best team in the majors.

New York has a lot of power, and that will earn them a win in the series, but then Cleveland will shut them down. I expect that bullpen to be on fire once again this postseason.

Indians in 4

NLDS: Chicago Cubs v. Washington Nationals

Bryce Harper could soon be a member of the Chicago Cubs if he chooses to leave the Washington Nationals. For now, though, he will be trying to take the Cubs down.

Max Scherzer is injured, but I still believe Washington is the stronger team. I actually got to see both of these teams play this season when they were in Arizona to face the Diamondbacks. The Nationals can go pretty deep in 2017.

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NLDS: Arizona Diamondbacks v. Los Angeles Dodgers

The D-Backs are getting better, but they aren’t as good as the Dodgers just yet. It’s going to be clear when LA stomps them in 4 games.

I’m not sure it really matters who the Dodgers play here though. There is no chance they lose this NLDS series.

Dodgers in 4