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Baseball Playoff Predictions

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)

Jason Epstein is the president of Southfive Strategies, LLC. He was a public-relations consultant for the Turkish embassy in Washington from 2002 to 2007.