Good afternoon everyone. Here is an open thread for Major League Baseball playoff discussion, minor league and prospect news, and anything else baseball-related that you wish to discuss.
I've been laid up with a migraine last night and this morning so I'm a little behind schedule. In the works, I have articles in progress for "sleepers who woke up" this year: Matt Shoemaker, Jacob deGrom, J.D. Martinez, T.J. House, and Collin McHugh. You can suggest others if you like, but right now I want to focus on rookies, not-fully-established players, or prospects who weren't top prospects heading into 2014 but who have performed well.
After those are done, I will start working on the 2015 Baseball Prospect Book (we will be taking pre-orders soon) and the Top 20 Prospect lists for 2015. So stay tuned to this channel, there's a lot of excitement coming your way.
What are your predictions for the game? I predict that the Giants win this contest 5-1 behind eight outstanding innings (and fewer than 100 pitches) from Madison Bumgarner. No one will hit any home runs. What say you?