The Braves were the prohibitive favorite in the National League, having opened a comfortable lead over the Reds.
I think this would have been the first year for the Wild Card, so if the Braves held, it would have set up an interesting five game series with the Astros.
Assuming they could win the Wild Card and NLCS, I think they would be solid favorites against either a Yankees team, a powerful Cleveland club, or the White Sox.
I’d like to give the Yankees a chance because they had an impressive back end with Mel Rojas and John Wetteland and a good lineup.
Jimmy Key was having a very good year with an inconsistent Jim Abbott as the number 2 starter and a mediocre Melido Perez as well.Steve Howe was the closer and having an excellent season.
The lineup was solid with aging stars Don Mattingly and Wade Boggs, Paul O’Neill was having a great season, with a young Bernie Williams and still producing Danny Tartabull contributing.Five starters were batting above.300.
My heart says that the Yankees pull an upset with hungry, long suffering Don Mattingly coming up big, Jimmy Key getting a couple wins, and the Yankees pulling out a tight 6 or 7 game victory as the young Expos freeze a bit.
The Yankees go with a young prospect in a surprise move in Game 3 or 4 and the youngster turns in a solid performance to turn the tide, with clutch Paul O’Neil catching fire.
Anything can happen in a short series, but the Montreal would have been favored.