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National League All-Star Roy Halladay #34 of the

National League All-Star Roy Halladay #34 of the Philadelphia Phillies throws a pitch in the first inning of the 82nd MLB All-Star Game at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. (July 12, 2011) Photo Credit: Getty Images

Newsday MLB writers Jim Baumbach, Erik Boland, Ken Davidoff, Mark Herrmann, David Lennon, Kimberley A. Martin and Anthony Rieber offer their predictions for the 2011 MLB Playoffs:

Jim Baumbach
Yankees-Tigers Tigers in 4
Rangers-Rays Rangers in 3
Phillies-Cardinals Phillies in 3
Brewers-D'Backs Brewers in 4
ALCS Rangers in 6
NLCS Phillies in 5
World Series Phillies in 6
World Series MVP Roy Halladay

 

Erik Boland
Yankees-Tigers Tigers in 4
Rangers-Rays Rangers in 5
Phillies-Cardinals Phillies in 3
Brewers-D'Backs Brewers in 5
ALCS Rangers in 7
NLCS Phillies in 6
World Series Phillies in 6
World Series MVP Roy Halladay

 

Ken Davidoff
Yankees-Tigers Yankees in 4
Rangers-Rays Rangers in 5
Phillies-Cardinals Phillies in 3
Brewers-D'Backs Diamondbacks in 5
ALCS Rangers in 7
NLCS Phillies in 7
World Series Phillies in 6
World Series MVP Roy Halladay

 

Mark Herrmann
Yankees-Tigers Yankees in 4
Rangers-Rays Rangers in 5
Phillies-Cardinals Phillies in 4
Brewers-D'Backs Brewers in 4
ALCS Yankees in 5
NLCS Phillies in 5
World Series Phillies in 6
World Series MVP Cliff Lee

 

David Lennon
Yankees-Tigers Tigers in 5
Rangers-Rays Rangers in 4
Phillies-Cardinals Phillies in 4
Brewers-D'Backs Brewers in 4
ALCS Tigers in 6
NLCS Phillies in 5
World Series Phillies in 6
World Series MVP Cliff Lee

 

Kimberley A. Martin
Yankees-Tigers Yankees in 5
Rangers-Rays Rays in 4
Phillies-Cardinals Phillies in 5
Brewers-D'Backs Brewers in 4
ALCS Yankees in 6
NLCS Phillies in 6
World Series Yankees in 7
World Series MVP Curtis Granderson

 

Anthony Rieber
Yankees-Tigers Tigers in 5
Rangers-Rays Rangers in 4
Phillies-Cardinals Cardinals in 5
Brewers-D'Backs Brewers in 4
ALCS Tigers in 5
NLCS Brewers in 4
World Series Brewers in 6
World Series MVP Francisco Rodriguez

 

Some numbers from the predictions:

- Five of the seven writers picked the Phillies to win the World Series.

- Three writers picked Roy Halladay to win the World Series MVP. Two picked Cliff Lee.

- One former Met was picked to win the World Series MVP -- Anthony Rieber picked K-Rod.

- Three writers has the Yankees beating the Tigers in the ALDS; four had Detroit.

- Kimberley A. Martin had the Yankees going furthest, winning the World Series.

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