National League All-Star Roy Halladay #34 of the Philadelphia Phillies...

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) 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-TigersTigers in 4
Rangers-RaysRangers in 3
Phillies-CardinalsPhillies in 3
Brewers-D'BacksBrewers in 4
ALCSRangers in 6
NLCSPhillies in 5
World SeriesPhillies in 6
World Series MVPRoy Halladay

 

Erik Boland
Yankees-TigersTigers in 4
Rangers-RaysRangers in 5
Phillies-CardinalsPhillies in 3
Brewers-D'BacksBrewers in 5
ALCSRangers in 7
NLCSPhillies in 6
World SeriesPhillies in 6
World Series MVPRoy Halladay

 

Ken Davidoff
Yankees-TigersYankees in 4
Rangers-RaysRangers in 5
Phillies-CardinalsPhillies in 3
Brewers-D'BacksDiamondbacks in 5
ALCSRangers in 7
NLCSPhillies in 7
World SeriesPhillies in 6
World Series MVPRoy Halladay

 

Mark Herrmann
Yankees-TigersYankees in 4
Rangers-RaysRangers in 5
Phillies-CardinalsPhillies in 4
Brewers-D'BacksBrewers in 4
ALCSYankees in 5
NLCSPhillies in 5
World SeriesPhillies in 6
World Series MVPCliff Lee

 

David Lennon
Yankees-TigersTigers in 5
Rangers-RaysRangers in 4
Phillies-CardinalsPhillies in 4
Brewers-D'BacksBrewers in 4
ALCSTigers in 6
NLCSPhillies in 5
World SeriesPhillies in 6
World Series MVPCliff Lee

 

Kimberley A. Martin
Yankees-TigersYankees in 5
Rangers-RaysRays in 4
Phillies-CardinalsPhillies in 5
Brewers-D'BacksBrewers in 4
ALCSYankees in 6
NLCSPhillies in 6
World SeriesYankees in 7
World Series MVPCurtis Granderson

 

Anthony Rieber
Yankees-TigersTigers in 5
Rangers-RaysRangers in 4
Phillies-CardinalsCardinals in 5
Brewers-D'BacksBrewers in 4
ALCSTigers in 5
NLCSBrewers in 4
World SeriesBrewers in 6
World Series MVPFrancisco 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.

What are your picks? Share them in the comment section below. 

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