And so...finally...after an insane amount of off days...we get to the league championships. The American League starts off tonight. Why both leagues don't start on the same night is easy enough to answer: network money. But anyway, enough with the grousing about how the playoff schedule screws fans to favor the networks, let's just get to the pick.
- The Yankees over the Rangers: The Yankees will have trouble with Wilson. He's a tough son-of-a-gun. But so is Sabathia, the Yankees ace who sometimes bends but rarely breaks. The Yankees play better defense and have been here before. Forget about the Rangers recent success against the Yankees. They still have a long history of failure in Yankee Stadium to overcome. Advantage: Yankees.