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 Marian ...

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