Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Wednesday 10/07 Quickie: MLB LDS,
Twins, Edwards, Crabtree, Tebow, LeBron

Start with this: I just posted my MLB playoff picks, below. For those of you who believe in the Quickie jinx (and how could you not?), I picked the Yankees winning the World Series in 5 over the Phillies. So it will probably be the Angels over the Rockies in 7.

Meanwhile, as I led in today's SN column, the 2009 MLB Playoffs field culminates the entire decade in baseball:

Most dramatic team: Yankees.
Biggest moment: Red Sox (04)
Biggest comeback: Rockies (07)
Best hitter/biggest flake: Manny
Most underrated juggernaut: Angels (02 champs)
Soul of baseball: Cards (06 champs)
Defending champs: Phillies

Oh, and the Twins, who just pulled off an unprecedented comeback over the final 4 (no: 5) games of the regular season, in an instant-classic playoff "play-in" game.

(It would be nice to represent the 2005 champ White Sox or the 2003 champ Marlins, but you can't have everything in an 8-team field.)

More you'll find in today's column:

*Braylon Edwards traded to Jets: Don't mess with LeBron.

*49ers sign Michael Crabtree: All that holdout...for what?

*Tim Tebow returns to practice: But no contact yet (and not cleared to play vs. LSU yet)

*LeBron/Shaq off to winning start in NBA preseason -- I think NBA GMs who picked them to win the East weren't paying attention last year.

*Gilbert Arenas: 10 assists in 24 minutes, as he begins his transformation from scoring maniac to facilitator. I'm still weighing whether to pick my Wiz to win the East.

There's a ton more in there. Check it out here. More later.

-- D.S.

1 comment:

Michael W said...

I hope Tebow doesn't play, for his own sake. Concussions are nothing to mess around with. Plus, there is no way a 1-loss Florida team doesn't make the title game, and I'm not even sure Florida isn't still favored if he doesn't play.