Originally Posted by RedsManRick
They actually had a great argument for this in last night's broadcast. The 5 game series has greater variance than a 7 game series. That is, the more games you play, the more likely it is for the better team to win the majority of them.
If you're a worse team, you probably want the shorter series. This is especially true if the schedule is such that you can go 1-2-3-1-2-3-1 in the 7 gamer.
Beat Philly in the DS and you don't have to face them in the CS.
While that is true, do you think that would hold true when you are facing those 3 pitchers in a 5 game series b/c of their ability to set up for this series? And then taking into acct their lack of that same ability in the 2nd round?