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5 things to watch for in the ALCS

A viewer’s guide to the Astros & Red Sox series.

The American League Championship Series begins tonight in Boston and if the NLCS is a David v. Goliath showdown as I discussed yesterday, the ALCS is a battle of the Titans. The Red Sox won a franchise record 108 games in 2018. The Astros were second in MLB with 103 wins. The Red Sox have the highest payroll in the league, but the Astros are still in the top 10. Both teams have former Cy Young Award winners, MVPs, and a lot of ways to beat you on the field. So in preparation for tonight’s game I wanted to take a look at five things to keep an eye on during what promises to be an epic battle of baseball powerhouses.

Mookie Betts & J.D. Martinez

In all likelihood Mookie Betts will win the AL MVP this year, and since I can already see you getting your “but Mike Trout exists” comments ready it’s worth noting that, at least this season, Trout wasn’t penalized for playing for the Angels. He was just outplayed by Betts. The chart below represents the top ten players by …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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