Thursday, July 23, 2020

CALLING ALL CONTEST ENTRANTS: Win Some 2020 Bowman or 2020 Series 2!

Good evening everyone. As most of you have already heard, MLB has announced that the 2020 Postseason will include 16 teams rather than the traditional 10. Personally, I'm pretty pumped for the new format, and I'm hoping it goes well and could spur some playoff reform for future seasons.

However, this has thrown quite the wrench into my contest, which I'm excited to say has been very well received! Because of the new format, I need all bloggers to resubmit their predictions with the 16 team format. For a refresher on the contest - here is the original post.

So, in the comments on this post, please resubmit your new predictions using the format below. All other contest rules stay the same. The contest is open until 11:59 on Sunday, 7/26, so new entrants are still welcome and encouraged!

Explanation of New Postseason Format:

All division winners are in. This gives us 6 teams.

All second-place teams in the six divisions qualify - for the sake of this contest, we'll call title those "Runner Up." This gives us 6 more teams, totaling 12.

Finally, the 7th and 8th teams in each division, the wild card teams, will be chosen by best record among other teams remaining teams. This gives us 4 more teams, totaling 16.

Format to use to submit your predictions (drop as a comment on this post):

AL East Champion:
AL East Runner Up:
AL Central Champion:
AL Central Runner Up:
AL West Campion:
AL West Runner Up:
AL Wild Card #1:
AL Wild Card #2:

NL East Champion:
NL East Runner Up:
NL Central Champion:
NL Central Runner Up:
NL West Campion:
NL West Runner Up:
NL Wild Card #1:
NL Wild Card #2:


Thanks everyone! 


18 comments:

  1. AL East Champion: NYY
    AL East Runner Up: BOS
    AL Central Champion: MIN
    AL Central Runner Up: CLE
    AL West Campion: LAA
    AL West Runner Up: HOU
    AL Wild Card #1: BAL
    AL Wild Card #2: OAK

    NL East Champion: WAS
    NL East Runner Up: ATL
    NL Central Champion: CHC
    NL Central Runner Up: STL
    NL West Campion: LAD
    NL West Runner Up: SFG
    NL Wild Card #1: PIT
    NL Wild Card #2: MIL

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  2. Division winners and Runner Ups
    NYY
    TBR
    ChiSox
    Twins
    Astros
    Angels

    WildCard
    Oakland
    Cleveland


    Braves
    Phillies
    Reds
    Cardinals
    Dodgers
    DBacks


    Rockies
    Cubs

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  3. AL East Champion: Rays
    AL East Runner Up: Yankees
    AL Central Champion: Twins
    AL Central Runner Up: Indians
    AL West Campion: Astros
    AL West Runner Up: A's
    AL Wild Card #1: White Sox
    AL Wild Card #2: Angels

    NL East Champion: Nationals
    NL East Runner Up: Braves
    NL Central Champion: Reds
    NL Central Runner Up: Cardinals
    NL West Campion: Dodgers
    NL West Runner Up: Padres
    NL Wild Card #1: DBacks
    NL Wild Card #2: Mets

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  4. AL East: Yankees
    AL East Runner-Up: Rays
    AL Central: Twins
    AL Central Runner-Up: Indians
    AL West: Astros
    AL West Runner-Up: Athletics
    AL Wild Card 1: Red Sox
    AL Wild Card 2: Angels

    NL East: Nationals
    NL East Runner-Up: Braves
    NL Central: Cubs
    NL Central Runner-Up: Cardinals
    NL West: Dodgers
    NL West Runner-Up: Giants
    NL Wild Card 1: Phillies
    NL Wild Card 2: Reds

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  5. AL East Champion: Yankees
    AL East Runner Up: Rays
    AL Central Champion: Twins
    AL Central Runner Up: White Sox
    AL West Champion: Angels
    AL West Runner Up: Astros
    AL Wild Card #1: Indians
    AL Wild Card #2: Rangers

    NL East Champion: Mets
    NL East Runner Up: Braves
    NL Central Champion: Cardinals
    NL Central Runner Up: Cubs
    NL West Champion: Diamondbacks
    NL West Runner Up: Dodgers
    NL Wild Card #1: Phillies
    NL Wild Card #2: Reds

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  6. AL East Champion:Yankees
    AL East Runner Up:Rays
    AL Central Champion:Twins
    AL Central Runner Up:Indians
    AL West Campion:Astros
    AL West Runner Up:A's
    AL Wild Card #1:Angels
    AL Wild Card #2:White Sox

    NL East Champion:Braves
    NL East Runner Up:Nationals
    NL Central Champion:Reds
    NL Central Runner Up:Brewers
    NL West Campion:Dodgers
    NL West Runner D-Backs
    NL Wild Card #1:Mets
    NL Wild Card #2:Cardinals

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  7. AL East Champion: Yankees
    AL East Runner Up: Rays
    AL Central Champion: Twins
    AL Central Runner Up: White Sox
    AL West Champion: Astros
    AL West Runner Up: Angels
    AL Wild Card #1: Blue Jays
    AL Wild Card #2: A's

    NL East Champion:Braves
    NL East Runner Up: Phillies
    NL Central Champion: Brewers
    NL Central Runner Up: Cardinals
    NL West Campion: Dodgers
    NL West Runner Up: Diamondbacks
    NL Wild Card #1: Cubs
    NL Wild Card #2: Rockies

    I did not see this playoff expansion coming--what a surprise. I do have your contest pimped on my blog (complete with your prize picture) on the "Blog Contest Lineup" right sidebar of my blog. It appears on every page of my blog. Thanks for the contest!

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  8. AL East Champion: Yankees
    AL East Runner Up: Rays
    AL Central Champion: Twins
    AL Central Runner Up: White Sox
    AL West Campion: Astros
    AL West Runner Up: A's
    AL Wild Card #1: Angels
    AL Wild Card #2: Red Sox

    NL East Champion: Mets
    NL East Runner Up: Phillies
    NL Central Champion: Cubs
    NL Central Runner Up: Reds
    NL West Campion: Dodgers
    NL West Runner Up:Padres
    NL Wild Card #1: Cardinals
    NL Wild Card #2: Nationals

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  9. AL East Champion: Rays
    AL East Runner Up: Yankees
    AL Central Champion: Twins
    AL Central Runner Up: White Sox
    AL West Champion: Astros
    AL West Runner Up: Athletics
    AL Wild Card #1: Red Sox
    AL Wild Card #2: Angels

    NL East Champion: Braves
    NL East Runner Up: Nationals
    NL Central Champion: Reds
    NL Central Runner Up: Cubs
    NL West Champion: Dodgers
    NL West Runner Up: Diamondbacks
    NL Wild Card #1: Brewers
    NL Wild Card #2: Mets

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  10. AL East Champion: Yankees
    AL East Runner Up: Rays
    AL Central Champion: Twins
    AL Central Runner Up: White Sox
    AL West Champion: Astros
    AL West Runner Up: A's
    AL Wild Card #1: Indians
    AL Wild Card #2: Angels

    NL East Champion: Braves
    NL East Runner Up: Nationals
    NL Central Champion: Reds
    NL Central Runner Up: Brewers
    NL West Champion: Dodgers
    NL West Runner Up: Padres
    NL Wild Card #1: Cubs
    NL Wild Card #2: Cardinals

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    Replies
    1. Here's my contest plug:

      http://sanjosefuji.blogspot.com/2020/07/extending-olive-branch.html

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  11. AL East Champion: Yankees
    AL East Runner Up: Rays
    AL Central Champion: Indians
    AL Central Runner Up: Twins
    AL West Campion: Astros
    AL West Runner Up: A's
    AL Wild Card #1: Angels
    AL Wild Card #2: White Sox

    NL East Champion: Braves
    NL East Runner Up: Phillies
    NL Central Champion: Reds
    NL Central Runner Up: Brewers
    NL West Campion: Dodgers
    NL West Runner Up: Padres
    NL Wild Card #1: Mets
    NL Wild Card #2: Cubs

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  12. AL East Champ- Yankees
    AL East Runner Up- Rays

    AL Central Champ- Twins
    AL Central Runner Up- White Sox

    AL West Champ- Astros
    AL West Runner UP- Athletics

    AL Wild Card #1- Angels
    AL Wild Card #2- Red Sox


    NL East Champ- Braves
    NL East Runner Up- Phillies

    NL Central Champ- Reds
    NL Cenral Runner Up- Cubs

    NL WEST Champ- Dodgers
    NL West Runner Up- Padres

    NL Wild Card #1- Mets
    NL Wild Card #2- Brewers


    My Contest Blog post----

    https://johnsbigleaguebaseballblog.blogspot.com/2020/07/tigers-lose-on-opening-day.html?m=0

    Thanks for this awesome contest.

    Play Ball! ⚾

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  13. Greetings! New blog follower here from the great Collecting Cutch blog!

    AL East Champion: Yankees
    AL East Runner Up: Rays
    AL Central Champion: Twins
    AL Central Runner Up: Indians
    AL West Campion: Astros
    AL West Runner Up: Angels
    AL Wild Card #1: Red Sox
    AL Wild Card #2: White Sox

    NL East Champion: Nationals
    NL East Runner Up: Braves
    NL Central Champion: Cubs
    NL Central Runner Up: Cardinals
    NL West Champion: Dodgers
    NL West Runner Up: Diamondbacks
    NL Wild Card #1: Brewers
    NL Wild Card #2: Phillies

    Thanks for the contest!

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  14. Resubmitting:
    AL East Champion: Yankees
    AL East Runner Up: Rays
    AL Central Champion: Indians
    AL Central Runner Up: White Sox
    AL West Campion: A's
    AL West Runner Up: Astros
    AL Wild Card #1: Red Sox
    AL Wild Card #2: Rangers

    NL East Champion: Braves
    NL East Runner Up: Phillies
    NL Central Champion: Cardinals
    NL Central Runner Up: Brewers
    NL West Campion: Dodgers
    NL West Runner Up: Giants
    NL Wild Card #1: Nationals
    NL Wild Card #2: Pirates

    Thanks for the contest!

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  15. AL East Champion: Yankees
    AL East Runner Up: Blue Jays
    AL Central Champion: White Sox
    AL Central Runner Up: Indians
    AL West Campion: Astros
    AL West Runner Up: A's
    AL Wild Card #1: Twins
    AL Wild Card #2: Angels

    NL East Champion: Braves
    NL East Runner Up: Nationals
    NL Central Champion: Cubs
    NL Central Runner Up: Cardinals
    NL West Campion: Dodgers
    NL West Runner Up: Giants
    NL Wild Card #1: Brewers
    NL Wild Card #2: Phillies

    I must say--I think it would be absolutely TERRIBLE if something like this becomes the norm going forward. What's the point of a 162 game season if everybody with a decent record makes the playoffs? This year is so strange already that the expanded playoffs make sense--having a bad streak or running into a couple injuries shouldn't keep a team out of the playoffs when they don't have time to recover. But in a real season, no way. If it were up to me, I'd expand by two teams and have either four-team divisions, and you have to win your division to make the postseason.

    Now get those kids off my lawn! B^)

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  16. AL East Champion:Yankees of course
    AL East Runner Up: Red Sox
    AL Central Champion: Twins
    AL Central Runner Up: White Sox
    AL West Campion: Angels
    AL West Runner Up: Mariners
    AL Wild Card #1: White Sox
    AL Wild Card #2: Red Sox

    NL East Champion: Nats
    NL East Runner Up: Braves
    NL Central Champion: Cubs
    NL Central Runner Up: Brewers
    NL West Campion:Dodgers
    NL West Runner Up: Giants
    NL Wild Card #1:Braves
    NL Wild Card #2:Brewers

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  17. Subscribed by following the blog and will share on my blog as well!

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