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My World Series Bubble

Every year I tell myself I am going to get into baseball. Well, unlike the last 3 years of telling myself this, this year I did. I have been watching a decent amount of baseball and will rank the teams that I believe can win it all. These rankings won’t be entirely accurate and by no means do I consider myself an expert.

These are teams that I think can win the World Series and I believe one of these six will win it.

Dodgers: The Dodgers are the most talented in baseball. Despite a rough patch, they will get it together because of their talent level. Just look at their team: Betts, Seager, Muncy, JT. And then look at their rotation; one of the best in baseball. Three Cy Young Winners in Kershaw, Bauer, & Price. Their bullpen is capped off by players like Dustin May & Kenley Jansen. They won it last year and are the favorites to win it again.

Yankees: The Yankees started slow, but they are 8-2 in their last 10 games. Their entire lineup can hit with big names throughout the order. Their best players are Stanton, Judge, and LeMahiu. They have one of the best pitchers in the game in Gerrit Cole and one of the best closers in the game with Chapman. This team has a chance to make it to the World Series after making it to the ALDS for three consecutive years.

Red Sox: The Red Sox started as the best team in baseball (record-wise) and are still cooking. J.D. Martinez has been amazing, ranking second in total home runs and Xandar Bogarts has also started very strong. They rank third in batting average, RBIs, & first in total hits. The main concern has been the pitching, especially without Chris Sale. They rank middle of the pack in ERA but have proved so far that they can play.

Mets: After four years of not making the playoffs, the Mets made moves to change that. They brought in Marcus Stroman as a replacement for Noah Syndergaard and to overall deepen their bullpen. They also brought in superstar Francisco Lindor who they signed for a huge 10 year 341M dollar contract. After a slow start, they have won seven straight and are starting to get in their groove. Jacob DeGrom is the best pitcher in the MLB and almost a lock to be the NL Cy Young winner. Their team seems pretty well-rounded with players like McNeil, Conforto, Alonso, and McCann rounding out the order. I just like this team and based on what I have seen they’ve got the recipe for success.

Padres: The Padres are my favorite team to watch (besides the Cubs). They are electric. Fernando Tatis has proved to be one of the best young players in the league. And the rest of the order only consists of more big names; Hosmer, Cronenworth, Machado, Pham, Grishman, Myers & Nola. Their rotation is also stacked. Yu Darvish and Blake Snell are elite, and Musgrove is pretty good too. They rank 1st in ERA, saves, strikeouts, and stolen bases. This is another team that has so much talent. We will see if they can make it past the NLDS this year.

White Sox: The White Sox had very high expectations at the beginning of the year and they have met them. At the moment, they are the best team in baseball (record-wise). Their bullpen is pretty well-rounded with Giolito, Rodon, and Kuchel being the biggest names. They are 1st in batting average thanks to the likes of Yermin Mercedes (who leads the MLB in batting average), Tim Anderson, Adam Eaton, Jose Abreau, Yasmani Grandal, and more. I am buying into the hype of this team and I think they can make a serious run in the playoffs.


    1. There starting pitching is arguably the best in baseball. But they are going to need someone to step up in the OF because of all the injuries. If they trade for Blackman or another good Of they are my favorite out of the Al.