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MLB team of the year: Chicago Cubs or Boston Red Sox?

It was a great year for baseball comeback stories. The Chicago Cubs broke the Curse of the Billy Goat and won the World Series for the first time in 108 years. The Boston Red Sox also had a strong yearincluding the retiring of a legend, the promise of a rising star and capturing the AL East. But which squad is the MLB team of the year?

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It's the end of the year! And throughout December, we're facing-off the best songs, albums, movies, TV shows, comic books, video games, sports, pro athletes and entertainers of 2016. The "Best of 2016" is chosen by a combination of popularity, impact, acclaim, rankings and/or amount sold. But ultimately, we want you to let us know who and what from 2016 won the year in each category.

Although we didn't get a Cubs versus Red Sox match-up for the World Series—both teams are arguably ranked at #1 and #2 heading into the 2017 season. But which team is really this year's best?

And don't forget to check out these other end of year debates:

NFL team of the year: Dallas Cowboys or New England Patriots?

Video game of the year: 'Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End' or 'Overwatch'?

Country album of the year: 'A Sailor's Guide to Earth' or 'If I'm Honest'?

Alternative R&B album of the year: 'Blonde' or 'A Seat at the Table'?

Rap album of the year: 'Coloring Book' or 'We Got It from Here...'?

Hip-hop album of the year: 'Views' or 'The Life of Pablo'?

Urban contemporary album of the year: 'Lemonade' or 'Anti'?

NBA team of the year: Warriors or Cavs?

Alternative rock album of the year: 'Blackstar' or 'A Moon Shaped Pool'?

Pop vocal album of the year: 'Dangerous Woman' or 'Purpose'?

Adult contemporary album of the year: '25' or 'Illuminate'?

Trap song of the year: 'Black Beatles' or 'Panda'?

Country song of the year: 'H.O.L.Y.' or 'Humble and Kind'?

Rap rock song of the year: 'Heathens' or 'Sucker for Pain'?

Soccer player of the year: Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo?

Sci-fi TV show of the year: 'Stranger Things' or 'Westworld'?

Dance-pop collaboration of the year: 'Cheap Thrills' or 'Side to Side'?

Electro-R&B song of the year: 'Starboy' or 'Pillowtalk'?

EDM song of the year: 'Closer' or 'This Is What You Came For'?

Woke anthem of the year: 'Formation' or 'Don't Touch My Hair'?

Adult contemporary song of the year: 'Love Yourself' or 'Treat You Better'?

Disco-pop song of the year: '24K Magic' or 'Can't Stop the Feeling!'?

Men's tennis player of the year: Andy Murray or Novak Djokovic?

Women's tennis player of the year: Serena Williams or Angelique Kerber?

MLB player of the year: Mike Trout or Bryce Harper?

NFL player of the year: Dak Prescott or Tom Brady?

Dancehall-pop song of the year: 'Work' or 'One Dance'?

NBA player of the year: LeBron James or Steph Curry?

Best animated movie of the year: 'Moana' or 'Zootopia'?

Girl group anthem of the year: 'Shout Out to My Ex' or 'Work from Home'?

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The Cubs won the World Series! The Cubs won the World Series! The Cubs won the World Series! Do we really need to say anything more? The team had to be the best in order to break an 108-year-old curse. And they did just that. 

Take a look at Chicago's stats.

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But let's not sleep on the Red Sox. ESPN ranks the team at #2 heading into the 2017 season. And some fans argue the team has the best lineup to win big in 2017.

But let's talk the Red Sox's accomplishments in 2016:

  1. David Ortiz retired after 19 years being to much fanfare and celebration (and possibly the Hall of Fame).
  2. Rick Porcello won the AL Cy Young award
  3. The team saw young talent emerge like Mookie Betts
  4. Boston also won the AL East... but didn't make it to the World Series like many hoped. 

The Red Sox had a rollercoaster of a year, but the fans stuck with 'em and many still believe the Red Sox were the best team in 2016. And that seems to be the case moving into 2017.

Take a look at Boston's stats.

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FINAL RESULTS
Sports
MLB team of the year: Chicago Cubs or Boston Red Sox?
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamCubs
#TeamRedSox