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2018 MLB Postseason Guide for San Francisco Giants Fans

Jake Mastroianni
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 14: Detail of stadium signage promoting the 2018 Major League Baseball Postseason on Fox and FS1 during the game between the Atlanta Braves and the Washington Nationals at SunTrust Park on September 14, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 14: Detail of stadium signage promoting the 2018 Major League Baseball Postseason on Fox and FS1 during the game between the Atlanta Braves and the Washington Nationals at SunTrust Park on September 14, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)
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The San Francisco Giants failed to reach to postseason for the second straight year, so we will look at the rooting interest of Giants fans in the 2018 MLB Postseason.

There are a lot of reasons to watch the 2018 MLB Postseason. The National League race should be interesting because all of the teams are mediocre, while the American League should be fun to watch because you have several powerhouse teams.

But why should San Francisco Giants fans watch the postseason?

For one, what else are you going to watch?

Secondly, it’s baseball at the highest level.

Thirdly, the 49ers…

And lastly, there’s no point in watching the Golden State Warriors until the playoffs. And by then, the Giants will be playing again!

Beyond all of that, I do think this should be a highly entertaining 2018 MLB Postseason, especially in the American League.

For most Giants fans, you’re going to watch the National League playoffs just to root against the Los Angeles Dodgers, who after winning the NL West for the sixth straight time on Monday will square off against the upstart Atlanta Braves on Thursday.

If we’re being honest, the Dodgers certainly look like the best team in the National League again, but if history tells us anything, the Dodgers will choke at some point. That is one major reason for Giants fans to watch the 2018 MLB Postseason.

But I think the American League could give us the most compelling postseason we’ve seen in quite a while.

You have three teams who won over 100 games, including a Red Sox team that totaled 108. And many people believe the Houston Astros are still the most complete team in baseball.

The New York Yankees have a powerful lineup that can take you deep anywhere in the order, and then a dangerous Cleveland Indians team who could be get healthy at the right time.

I don’t want to discount the crosstown Oakland Athletics who surprised everyone by winning 97 games this year. While they could conceivably get by a one-game playoff against the Yankees, I highly doubt they have the pitching to win a playoff series.

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Either way, this should be an exciting postseason for baseball fans, and any San Francisco Giants fan can find a rooting interest with this group.

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