Here are your 1st round matchups... NYY @ CLE CHC @ ARI LAA @ BOS COL @ PHI NYY @ CLE ...Victor Martinez, Grady Sizemore, Travis Hafner are real good, but they aren't Arod, Jeter, and Sheffield. They just aren't. The Indians have two Cy Young-caliber pitchers at the top of their rotation, but they aren't Petitte and CLemens. I'll take the Yankees. Yankees 3 Cleveland 2 CHC @ ARI... Everyone is picking the Cubs. They are wrong. Are you kidding. The Diamondbacks have everything. They have Webb who is a virtual shutout. They have Byrnes too. I think Webb is going to get it done. He's really a machine. Arizona 3 Chicago 2 LAA @ BOS... Josh Beckett, Curt Schilling, and Daisuke Matsuzaka. whew. But Schilling is on the down. The Angels counter with Lackey, Kelvim Escobar and Jered Weaver. I like this trio. I'll pick the Angels. Small ball will beat power in a close one. Angels 3 Red Sox 2 COL @ PHI... Strange matchup. Howard can either be on or off. But the Rockies lineup is for real. I like the Rockies. But Rich Hill could be an xfactor. Colorado 3 Philadelphia 0 Some interesting teams this year. I'd bet on the Yankees tho'. That team is loaded. Usually by the first few games you get a better feel for who is going to come out strong. But the Yankees look tough on paper. The play at the plate: Colorado. I think he might have been safe. It was really close. The catchers foot moves backward and he may have caught the plate during that move. I think the umpire did the right thing delaying the call, because if Holliday moves for the plate he knows exactly how to call it. No way an umpire could make that call correctly tho'. It was just too close. Given that the throw was off, I think you gotta give it to the runner and assume he made the plate. So I like the call. But boy was that close. Great block by the catcher too. He was in perfect position. Hard to Believe the Rockies beat Peavy and Hoffman. The Padres must be stunned.