The upcoming National League Division Series between the Cubs and the Washington Nationals should be the crown jewel of the postseason.
Young stars like Las Vegas natives and youth-baseball contemporaries Kris Bryant and Bryce Harper will duel each other as former MVPs. Will a Madduxian craftsman like Kyle Hendricks be able to outpitch super-stuff practitioners like Max Scherzer or Stephen Strasburg? Wade Davis was 98 percent automatic in the regular season, and needs to continue that mojo without interruption.
And all must be done quickly, as the five-game series is the playoffs’ cruelest round with its abrupt elimination factor.
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