The postseason gets underway tomorrow with the Wild Card Series.
The first game will be at 12:07 p.m. Eastern Time and will feature the Cleveland Guardians and Tampa Bay Rays.
The Guardians are looking to follow a nice little trend.
This year, they are the youngest team in all of baseball.
A graphic tweeted by ESPN shows how the youngest teams in baseball have historically fared in October, and they’ve fared quite well.
A great example is the 1986 New York Mets, who obviously won the World Series that year.
The action starts in Cleveland, with the Rays taking on the Guardians at 12 ET on ESPN.
The Guardians are the youngest team in baseball this season.
While youth can often equal inexperience, the youngest teams in baseball have historically made deep runs in October. pic.twitter.com/98MQi7QC4c
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 6, 2022
How The Guardians Can Win In October
Could this give the Guardians a leg up on the Rays or anybody else they face in October?
While younger teams obviously don’t have the experience, they have historically fared quite well in the month of October.
The Guardians could be the next team to do that.
Whether people believe it or not, the Guardians are a very dangerous team that could potentially make a deep run into October.
Facing the Rays won’t be easy, but they’ve got a team that could surprise a bunch of people, just as they have all season.
They weren’t expected to do anything this year, yet here they are as AL Central champs and the youngest team in all of baseball, with a little something to prove.