We got ourselves a baseball season, so we have to have a prediction for the champion. There are two teams that stand out and both teams are LOADED. Top to bottom, these two teams are set to take over the league this season with stud aces and potent lineups. These two teams are the New York Yankees and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Yankees just acquired Gerrit Cole, taking Yankee fans back to the days where George Steinbrenner would effortlessly sign any free agent he wanted. With the Baby Bombers coming into fruition, the Yankees are set to take over the American League once again.
The Dodgers just acquired Mookie Betts from the Boston Red Sox, which will provide a great bat to the lineup. The former MVP should be a good leadoff and should set the table for the likes of Cody Bellinger and Max Muncy.
So I'm going to tell you that my prediction will be the Yankees and Dodgers for the World Series. Much to everyone's chagrin (excluding Yankee and Dodger fans), this would be the matchup that would probably save baseball from obscurity. So would this be the Year of the Dodger?
I'm going to say yes. In the simulated season from baseball-reference.com, Clayton Kershaw is having a Cy Young season. He's 9-0 with an ERA of 1.85, a WHIP of 0.86, an H9 of 6.6, and a BB9 of 1.2. His WAR's 4.3, which means he is on his way to an MVP season as well. If Kershaw can stand out in the World Series (even in the postseason), the Dodgers will finally get that World Series title they've been in the hunt for.
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