The ALCS and NLCS are being played without the presence of the Yankees, Red Sox, Phillies, Giants, Braves and Rays. All of the teams that are supposed to be there aren't. It's also the first LCS since 2005 without an Eastern division team in either series. Although this is generally welcome to me, the absence of my Giants is specifically troubling.
In any case, I'm reverting to rooting for the lesser of the remaining evils. That means the Milwaukee Brewers are my choice to win it all. If I had to pick a pecking order of the teams still in it, I would pick the Brewers first, then the Tigers, then Rangers and lastly the Cardinals.