Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Inside Edge May Be Clairvoyant, After All

A post over at TBLA reminded me that Inside Edge, to which I had linked through ESPN, had picked the Dodgers in three games for the NLCS. This was totally against all conventional wisdom from the pundits and media, so it stood out. And sure enough, they were right.

They also correctly picked the Phillies in four games and Yankees in three games, though they incorrectly picked Red Sox in four games. Three out of four predictions ain't bad, though...

Can anyone find Inside Edge's LCS predictions?

10 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

Kershaw to pitch game 1. Just coming out now.

BWrightson said...

Yankees in 7: http://insider.espn.go.com/mlb/playoffs/2009/insider/news/story?id=4558411

Doesn't look like they have the NLCS analysis up yet.

Brad said...

where is it official that Kershaw will be starting game 1?

Dusty Baker said...

DodgerTownUSA tweet (Dodgers' official feed), as well as:

http://tinyurl.com/yfngswl

Brad said...

Thank you Dusty..What are your thoughts? Do you think they would consider getting him 3 starts if neccassary?

Steve Sax said...

Thanks Dusty! Just posted on Kershaw and Game 1!

Bayareadfan said...

I was thinking about these guys too. Apparently their pre playoffs analysis had the Dodgers a distant #2 favorite to win it all behind the Yanks. They were not deeply impressed with the Cards or Phils so I will be surprised if they don't have us as favorites for this series...unless I'm thinking of some other outfit...

BWrightson said...

Weird - Inside Edge still hasn't made its prediction for the NLCS yet. But Rob Neyer likes the Dodgers:

http://myespn.go.com/blogs/sweetspot/0-6-47/Numbers-not-on-Phillies--side.html

AND he says that some guys at a place called "Diamond Mind Baseball" simulated the series 1,000 times and the Dodgers won.......765 times!!!

KempKershaw said...

Just to let you know, you wrote the Dodgers were picked in 3 in the "NLCS", it's the NLDS that you meant to write. No biggie, just thought I'd point it out.

BWrightson said...

Finally came out.

Dodgers in 7:
http://insider.espn.go.com/mlb/playoffs/2009/insider/news/story?id=4557845