Your MLB Playoffs Rooting Guide As A Brewers Fan: American League
As a Brewers fan, I feel it’s my job to tell you who to root for in the MLB Postseason. We start in the National League. Milwaukee had some success against a few of the playoff contenders. There’s no real favorite in this one.
1. Texas Rangers – This is the easy choice for the overall playoffs. Jonathan Lucroy, Carlos Gomez and Jeremy Jeffress are all former Brewers who left on good terms with the franchise even if Lucroy hates the front office. Rangers are a little thin when it comes to their pitching staff, but they have an offense to compete in the postseason. One of the most underrated teams left.
2. Boston Red Sox – Sure, people will say that’s ridiculous since Boston has three world championships since 2004, but don’t you want to see David Ortiz do it one more time? I personally do. Postseason Ortiz is one of the funnest players to watch in any sports. He’s amazingly clutch. Big question will be if David Price can deliver in the postseason.
3. Cleveland Indians – AL version of the Mets. They are very banged up heading into the postseason. There aren’t many former Brewers available to cheer from on this team, but if you want to pull for the Midwest, there you go. We don’t need two Cleveland titles in 2016, let’s spread it out a bit.
4. Baltimore Orioles – Yovani Gallardo and J.J. Hardy were both great Brewers for their time here. I’m not sure how much of an impact either player will have in the postseason. I wouldn’t mind watching Manny Machado long into October. He needs to break out of his slump.
5. Toronto Blue Jays – There’s no reason why the Jays are last. Maybe I want to see the World Series stay in the United States. This team is fun as hell from Joey Bats to Josh Donaldson. Seeing a rematch with the Rangers would be very tasty and fun to watch. That being said, we all know it’s not happening because the sports gods hate us.