As the first post in this series was relegated to why we should cheer for anybody but the Yankees, I failed to deliver any analysis as to who will actually win, and why. Thus far, each series has been completely one-sided, with the exception of the Atlanta Braves’ gutsy come-from-behind win in San Francisco last night (which, by the way, is easily the best game of the 2010 Playoffs, and a prime example of why post-season baseball reigns supreme). Barring miracle or injury, the first round of the American League Divisional Series will provide much of the same.
With 25 percent of the playoff teams heading for the gallows today, I won’t focus on who will win; we already know what will happen. We will examine the reasons why the hated Yankees and the Texas Rangers will win and advance to the American League Championship Series.