Dodger March Madness: Round 2

The first round of the 2009 Dodger Prediction Bracket is now complete.  64 teams have been reduced to 32.  Round 2 voting is now open; voting will continue through Sunday.

Remember, what you are voting on is:  Which of these teams is most like the 2009 Dodgers?

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Here are the second round matchups.  Be sure to click on each matchup to vote.

Branch Rickey Region

1) 1995 (78-66, .542, 1st place NL West; 107 OPS+, 104 ERA+) vs.
8) 1946 (96-60, .615, lost 2-gm playoff to StL; 109 OPS+, 111 ERA+)

5) 1959 (88-68, .564, World Series Champs, 96 OPS+, 111 ERA+) vs.
4) 1983 (91-71, .562, 1st place NL West; 100 OPS+, 116 ERA+)

3) 1978 (95-67, .562, NL Pennant; 115 OPS+, 112 ERA+) vs.
11) 1955 (98-55, .641, World Series Champs, 116 OPS+, 111 ERA+)

7) 1974 (102-60, .630, NL Champs; 118 OPS+, 115 ERA+) vs.
2) 1981 (63-47, .573, World Series Champs, 105 OPS+, 112 ERA+)

Al Campanis Region

1) 2004 (93-69, .574, 1st place NL West; 104 OPS+, 102 ERA+) vs.
9) 2008 (84-78, .519, lost NLCS, 98 OPS+, 116 ERA+)

5) 1985 (95-67, .586, 1st place NL West, 108 OPS+, 115 ERA+) vs.
4) 2002 (92-70, .568, 3rd place NL West; 103 OPS+, 103 ERA+)

3) 1970 (87-74, .540, 2nd place NL West; 103 OPS+, 100 ERA+) vs.
11) 1952 (96-57, .627, NL Pennant, 115 OPS+, 103 ERA+)

7) 1961 (89-65, .578, 2nd place NL; 97 OPS+, 107 ERA+) vs.
2) 2006 (88-74, .543, NL Wild Card, 105 OPS+, 106 ERA+)

Walter Alston Region

1) 1980 (92-71, .564, lost 1-gm playoff to Hou; 107 OPS+, 108 ERA+) vs.
9) 1950 (89-65, .578, 2nd place NL, 113 OPS+, 96 ERA+)

5) 1996 (90-72, .556, NL Wild Card, 98 OPS+, 112 ERA+) vs.
4) 1990 (86-76, .531, 2nd place NL West; 103 OPS+, 99 ERA+)

3) 2000 (86-76, .531, 2nd place NL West; 105 OPS+, 106 ERA+) vs.
6) 1956 (93-61, .604, lost World Series; 105 OPS+, 113 ERA+)

2) 1982 (88-74, .543, 2nd place NL West, 108 OPS+, 107 ERA+) vs.
10) 1965 (97-65, .599, World Series Champs, 93 OPS+, 116 ERA+)

Tommy Lasorda Region

1) 1997 (88-74, .543, 2nd place NL West; 107 OPS+, 107 ERA+) vs.
8) 1976 (92-70, .568, 2nd place NL West; 96 OPS+, 113 ERA+)

5) 1988 (94-67, .584, won World Series, 97 OPS+, 113 ERA+) vs.
4) 1945 (87-67, .565, 3rd place NL; 111 OPS+, 102 ERA+)

3) 1963 (99-63, .611, World Series Champs; 106 OPS+, 105 ERA+) vs.
6) 1947 (94-60, .610, lost World Series; 104 OPS+, 109 ERA+)

2) 1971 (89-73, .549, 2nd place NL West, 108 OPS+, 100 ERA+) vs.
10) 1954 (92-62, .597, 2nd place NL, 110 OPS+, 95 ERA+)

When voting in each poll, remember you are choosing which team most closely resembles the 2009 Dodgers.  Take into account the regular season record, postseason performance, and strength of offense and pitching.  For instance, if you think the Dodgers this year will finish 90-72 (.556) with a 110 OPS+ and a 105 ERA+ you want to vote in each poll for the club that is closest to your projection (in this hypothetical example, you would probably hope 1945 or 1980 make the final four.

Second round voting will run through Sunday night.  The Sweet 16 round voting will begin shortly thereafter.

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