Take these picks with copious grains of salt, since you may recall that not that long ago I predicted a championship season for the folks on the South Side of Chicago, whose club ultimately finished with a disappointing 79-83 record and sent its longtime manager packing for the ocean breezes of Miami.
American League Division Series: Yankees over Tigers, 3-1; Rangers over
Red Sox Rays, 3-2
National League Division Series: Phillies over Cardinals, 3-0; Brewers over Diamondbacks, 3-2
AL Championship Series: Rangers over Yankees 4-3
NL Championship Series: Phillies over Brewers, 4-2
World Series: Rangers over Phillies, 4-2 (MVP: Michael Young)