Wishing Vin a Full Recovery…Looking Back at the Regular Season…IT’S PLAYOFF TIME !!!

Before we start off, by now most of you are aware that our beloved legendary broadcaster Vin Scully underwent a medical procedure and on the advice of his doctorswill not be returning to the booth throughout the playoffs . Vin is expected back in 2016, which will be his 67th with the Blue. Rest up Vinny. We all look forward to your return in 2016 !!!

From our rivals…

And this lovable lion…

vin Wishing you a speedy recovery Vin…

Leading Off… 

KID_SLEEPING Oh yeah. Another fun regular season…162 games worth… Another fun regular season has sure worn out Kid Marley Marlz. The Kid looks beat. We’ll check back with him later…

Looking Back at Drei’s Pre-Season Picks…

In the American League Drei here said that only one team would finish with over 90 wins. I stand corrected. Two teams finished with over 90 wins. 

What Drei said…

“If there was ever a case for parity ( a word we’ll be hearing throughout the season ) in one division, the AL East makes a case. There certainly won’t be a lack of offensive firepower in this division. The Red Sox could have the strongest team all-around in the division….The Blue Jays and Orioles will also be in the heat of the race, anchored by their offenses.  However, both starting 5’s carry starters whose ERA’s last season was over 4 runs a game….”

“The Royals we’re carried for much of last season by their pitching, particularly their bullpen. However the loss of James Shields could be the difference between the Royals making another October run….”

“Somebody in the Junior Circuit has to win 90 games, right ? The AL’s two best teams could very well be here in the west, setting up a potential ALDS showdown between these two. The Mariners and Angels are among the vast favorites to represent the AL in The Fall Classic.”

As we saw this season, the junior circuit was anything but predictable, and for the second year in a row, my AL West picks we’re way off the strike zone. Angels fans, you may not want me to pick your team to win the division next year if last year’s AL West pick to win the division and this years pick are any indication…

In the National League Drei did manage to predict one division winner correctly. I’ll let you all guess who …

What Drei said…

“One word to describe the starting 5 for the Nats… SCARY….This team is still pretty deep talent wise and should run away the the NL East…The Marlins, notorious bean counters of the past, have made some off-season noise by signing Giancarlo Stanton to a 13-year, $325 million contract extension….This is a young team on the rise, but still behind the Nats when it comes to depth and talent. especially in the starting rotation, Jose Fernandez is expected to return to the rotation in June…The Mets are making slow strides to respectability, but there is something to say about a rotation who’s Opening Day ( Bartolo Colon ) starter will be 42 in May.”

“The Cards are the overwhelming favorite to win their 3rd straight NL Central crown. However, there is always that one team that puts a wrench to what the bookends have to say. The Bucs have played the Cards well the last couple season, why not Pittsburgh ?…n Back to the Future 2, the Cubs would win the 2015 World Series. Well, it’s 2015, and we’re still waiting for flying cars… All kidding aside, the Cubs could be another sleeper in the National League with the addition of Jon Lester to their rotation…”

“Since Don Mattingly took over the managerial reins in 2011, the Dodgers have improved their win total by an average of 4 games. Should that trend continue into this season, the Blue Crew should finish with 98 wins, and yet, he seems to be on the hot seat every season…The Padres may be the divisions most improved ball club, and the additions of Kemp, Justin Upton, and the addition of James Shields to an already highly regarded pitching staff led by Tyson Ross, could have the Friars in contention for a spot in October…Having won the World Series now in 3 of the past 5 seasons, it seems the Giants still can’t convince the “experts” that they are contenders. When looking at their lineup, you could see why they still have their doubters.”

For the first time in franchise history, The Blue will be in post-season play for the 3rd consecutive season. As said before the season, it seems the seat gets hotter and hotter. Is iWorld Series or Bust for manager Don Mattingly ?

Drei’s Thoughts Heading Into the NLCS

Both the Mets and Dodgers have very formidable pitching staffs. The question for the Blue once again will be whether anyone not named Zack or Clayton can carry the club. The Mets seem to have a deeper starting rotation than the Dodgers, however, their offense tailed off toward the end of the season, losing 5 of 6 to close out the season including a 3 game sweep at the hands of the lowly Phillies. 

The Mets had a slight edge over The Blue in the regular season. This is expected to be a low-scoring series. Dodgers in 4

9th Inning…

  WAKE UP KID !!! The Playoffs are here !!!!

Leave it to Drei to WAKE THE KID !!!  ‘Til the next episode…From Kid N Drei…



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