The red-hot Astros beat the Cardinals in the regular season, but St. Louis should be able to cool them off now.
With the pitching matchups favoring the Red Sox, this should be the year Boston dispatches the Yankees.
Don't sleep on the Dodgers, who are riding an emotional high and could make hay this October.
The Cardinals are the most balanced team in the playoffs, and their bats are dangerous.
The Astros have more momentum than any team in the playoffs, and could ride pitching to the World Series.
The Red Sox lean heavily on Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz, but they have good hitters up and down the order.
The Twins aren't glamorous, but our scout calls them the most balanced team in the American League.
The Braves don't look very impressive on paper, but Bobby Cox seems to get the best out of his teams.
The postseason is all about starting pitching, and our scout doesn't think the Bombers have enough.