2009 MLB Playoff Preview: If The Playoffs Started Today

Posted: 27th September 2009 by Isaac Barrow in MLB
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Well, baseball fans, it's that time of year again. October is coming, and with that, so are the MLB playoffs. Let's take a look at what the matchups would be if the postseason started today. American League á No. 1 New York Yankees (AL East winner) vs. No. 3 Detroit Tigers (AL Central Winner). Preview: The Yankees, as expected, are the class of baseball right now. At 99-56, they are the best team in the league. Mark Teixeira leads the American League in RBI; Derek Jeter is having another great season; and they have good supporting players like Robinson Cano, Nick Swisher, Hideki Matsui, and Jorge Posada. The pitching is much-improved, and that's the main reason they are where they are. CC Sabathia has 19 wins, AJ Burnett has 12, and Andy Pettitte has 13. And of course, closer Mariano Rive ...

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