October 5, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Postseason logo on the field before team workouts the day before the ALDS game between the Detroit Tigers and the Oakland Athletics at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

2013 MLB Playoff Predictions: The MCB Staff Makes Our Picks


Prediction time is the best time, because when we get it right we have something to point back to and gloat about, but when we get it wrong (like pretty much every time), well, no one’s probably going to bother digging the post back up to rub it in our faces.

But tournaments are never as fun if you don’t make a guess — and everyone’s doing it — so we here at Motor City Bengals decided to try our hand at prognostication. These should be considered for entertainment purposes only and in no way should be taken seriously.

Matt Snyder
Matt Pelc
Scott Byrne
ALDS
DET over OAK (4)
DET over OAK (4)
DET over OAK (4)
ALDS
BOS over TB (4)
TB over BOS (5)
TB over BOS (4)
NLDS
STL over PIT (3)
STL over PIT (4)
PIT over STL (5)
NLDS
LAD over ATL (4)
ATL over LAD (5)
LAD over ATL (3)
ALCS
DET over BOS (7)
DET over TB (6)
DET over TB (6)
NLCS
STL over LAD (6)
ATL over STL (6)
LAD over STL (7)
World Series
DET over STL (5)
DET over ATL (5)
DET over LAD (7)
Tom Zahari
Grant Stoye
Chris Hannum
ALDS
DET over OAK (4)
DET over OAK (5)
OAK over DET (4)
ALDS
BOS over TB (5)
TB over BOS (4)
BOS over TB (5)
NLDS
PIT over STL (5)
PIT over STL (5)
PIT over STL (4)
NLDS
LAD over ATL (4)
ATL over LAD (4)
LAD over ATL (3)
ALCS
DET over BOS (6)
DET over TB (7)
BOS over OAK (5)
NLCS
LAD over PIT (4)
ATL over PIT (6)
PIT over LAD (7)
World Series
DET over LAD (7)
DET over ATL (7)
PIT over BOS (6)

The fact that we mostly seem a bit partial toward the Detroit Tigers is likely due to a large percentage of scientific fact and a low percentage of home-team bias. Other than the Tigers there doesn’t seem to be much in the way of favoritism. Maybe a higher-than-expected bias toward the Tampa Bay Rays in hopes of an “easier” potential ALCS matchup?

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