A look into the 2022 MLB Postseason


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NY Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge

The 2022 MLB season has been filled with everything from records being broken to new teams emerging from the bottom of the standings. Ups, downs and disappointments. We have seen it all throughout the course of this year. But, when the dust settles there will only be 12 teams competing for the ultimate prize: the World Series title.

This year’s postseason is intriguing for a multitude of reasons. With no clear favorite emerging during the regular season, numerous fan bases hold a valid claim in foreseeing their team as World Series Champions.

Here are a couple of exciting teams you should watch out for to make a run this postseason.

New York Mets: The Mets have had a reputation of mediocrity and repeated failure over the franchise’s history. This year, however, looks different. With an offense led by Pete Alonso, personally tallying 40 home runs and a whopping 131 RBIs, the Mets have a high-powered offense. Francisco Lindor has served as a spark for this team on both sides of the ball, proving himself to be among the top shortstops in the league. This offensive duo, paired with a generational talent in starting pitcher Jacob deGrom, and the shutdown ability of closing pitcher Edwin Díaz, gives the Mets to have a legit shot to make a run for the crown.

New York Yankees: With a reputation antonymous to that of the Mets, the New York Yankees started this year looking to add to an already league-leading 27 World Series titles. Coming off the signing of first baseman Anthony Rizzo and catcher Jose Trevino, the Yankees sought revenge after an early first round exit from last year’s playoffs. These new veteran presences, in combination with the historic efforts of Aaron Judge, thrust the Yankees into the position of a serious contender for this year’s crown. However, this hard-hitting offense is extremely volatile. If the Bronx Bombers get hot at the right time, then they will be a dangerous team for the entirety of the playoffs.

Atlanta Braves: Throughout the entire season, the Braves have been on the heels of the New York Mets. They have made the N.L. East one of the most competitive divisions in the league, keeping it close throughout the season. The Atlanta Braves have been helped tremendously by their young players, center fielder Michael Harris II and pitcher Spencer Strider, who are both contenders for 2022 Rookie of the Year. Strider has cemented himself as not only one of the best rookie pitchers, but one of the best pitchers in the entire league. Atlanta’s young pitching core, paired with their juggernaut offense, has the ability to be dangerous in the postseason as they look to repeat as World Series Champions.

Seattle Mariners: Outside of their 2001 success with the likes of Ken Griffey Jr. and Ichiro Suzuki, the Seattle Mariners have spent most of their time in the league at the bottom of the standings. This year, that trend has changed. Led by a generational talent, center fielder Julio Rodríguez, and a perennial power threat third baseman Eugenio Suárez, the Mariners’ offense has a spark. On the other side of the ball, the flame throwing ability of closer Andres Muñoz harmonized with the untouchable offspeed pitching of Matt Brash has bolstered the Mariners’ bullpen, giving fans a flashback to 2001. While this young squad might be the underdog heading into the playoffs, they will most certainly pose a threat to any team they face this October. As we head into the 2022 playoffs, there is no doubt that any of these teams have what it takes to go all the way. No matter who brings home the title, there will not be a dull moment this postseason.