Most likely to reach the World Series: Los Angeles Dodgers or New York Yankees? | The Tylt
Most likely to reach the World Series: Los Angeles Dodgers or New York Yankees?
The best team in baseball just got better. The Los Angeles Dodgers added a legitimate ace in Yu Darvish to join an impressive starting rotation featuring Clayton Kershaw, Alex Wood, and Kenta Maeda. With Darvish in the lineup, the Dodgers now have depth at pitching they didn't have before. If that doesn't make them World Series favorites, nothing will.
The Dodgers lineup may not be the best in the Major Leagues, but it has been big in clutch situations. Add that to their nearly unstoppable pitching from start to finish, and Los Angeles has enough firepower to stop anyone in the National League. Look for a lot of blue in October.
The New York Yankees have come a long way. In a year where they were supposed to retool, the Bronx Bombers' offense has catapulted the team m to the top of the AL East—despite some inconsistent starting pitching. Adding Sonny Gray, and his 3.43 ERA, brings a proven ace to the rotation, making the Yankees a legitimate threat in the postseason with some last-minute bullpen additions.
Star rookie Aaron Judge leads a group of dangerous hitters, propelling the Yankees to the top three in team batting average within the American League. Houston may have a great offense, but New York's pitching will shut them down.
The day people feared will come has arrived: the New York Yankees will be a World Series team again.