Ranking 4 ALDS, NLDS matchups by intrigue


After our first taste of the (possible) 2020-only Wild Card round, the MLB postseason has reached the traditional best-of-five Division Series. The ALDS and NLDS will look different than years past, being played in California and Texas as part of MLB's bubble. But one sense of familiarity is the four matchups at hand.

Each Division Series pits division rivals against one another. In the NL, the Braves and Marlins dispatched the NL Central's Reds and Cubs, respectively, to advance to their series at the Astros' Minute Maid Park. Similarly, the Dodgers (Brewers) and Padres (Cardinals) beat NL Central clubs to set up an NL West duel at the Rangers' Globe Life Field.

In the AL, the Rays took down the Blue Jays and the Yankees beat the Indians, giving us a five-game series at Petco Park between the AL East elite. The A's beat the White Sox in Round 1, setting up a juicy best-of-five at Dodger Stadium against the villainous Astros.

Four series featuring rivals squaring off is sure to be a treat. But which series is the most intriguing? Glad you asked.


Ranking ALDS, NLDS matchups by intrigue 

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