2009 Dodger Prediction Bracket: The Sweet Sixteen

With the second round of the 2009 Dodger Prediction Bracket now complete, we are down to the sweet sixteen.  No, not Andre Ethier.

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 "game" to vote

Branch Rickey Region

1) 1995 (78-66, .542, 1st place NL West; 107 OPS+, 104 ERA+) vs.
5) 1959 (88-68, .564, World Series Champs, 96 OPS+, 111 ERA+)

2) 1981 (63-47, .573, World Series Champs, 105 OPS+, 112 ERA+) vs.
3) 1978 (95-67, .562, NL Pennant; 115 OPS+, 112 ERA+)

Al Campanis Region

1) 2004 (93-69, .574, 1st place NL West; 104 OPS+, 102 ERA+) vs.
5) 1985 (95-67, .586, 1st place NL West, 108 OPS+, 115 ERA+)

2) 2006 (88-74, .543, NL Wild Card, 105 OPS+, 106 ERA+) vs.
3) 1970 (87-74, .540, 2nd place NL West; 103 OPS+, 100 ERA+)

Walter Alston Region

1) 1980 (92-71, .564, lost 1-gm playoff to Hou; 107 OPS+, 108 ERA+) vs.
4) 1990 (86-76, .531, 2nd place NL West; 103 OPS+, 99 ERA+)

2) 1982 (88-74, .543, 2nd place NL West, 108 OPS+, 107 ERA+) vs.
6) 1956 (93-61, .604, lost World Series; 105 OPS+, 113 ERA+)

Tommy Lasorda Region

1) 1997 (88-74, .543, 2nd place NL West; 107 OPS+, 107 ERA+) vs.
5) 1988 (94-67, .584, won World Series, 97 OPS+, 113 ERA+)

2) 1971 (89-73, .549, 2nd place NL West, 108 OPS+, 100 ERA+) vs.
3) 1963 (99-63, .611, World Series Champs; 106 OPS+, 105 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 100 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 1971 makes the final four.

Sweet Sixteen voting will run through Friday night.  The Elite Eight round voting will begin shortly thereafter.

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