With baseball season potentially over for most fans here in Boston, the question arises, if not the Red Sox, who will win the 2009 World Series?
Who Will Win The World Series
- Philadelphia Phillies (56%, 157 Votes)
- New York Yankees (32%, 91 Votes)
- Los Angeles Dodgers (7%, 20 Votes)
- Los Angeles Angels (5%, 14 Votes)
Total Voters: 282
Los Angeles Dodgers
With Manny Ramirez as an added bat, the Dodger came out of the gate fast this season and ended the regular season with the best record in the National League (95-67), giving themselves home field advantage for the NL post season. The Dodgers swept Albert Pujols and a great one-two punch of starting pitchers in the NLDS and are going up against the defending champion Phillies for the NLCS next week.
As mentioned, the Phillies are still the champions until someone can take them down. The Phillies had some troubles against the Colorado Rockies but managed to win in four games. Do they still have enough left to go the distance?
New York Yankees
I hate the Yankees, but they finished the regular season with the best overall record in baseball (103-59) and have home field advantage throughout the World Series if they can make it past the Angels. The most highly paid team in the league has struggled in the playoffs for the past decade and with the addition of some great starting pitchers, they may very well have the best chance at winning it all this year by not having to face Boston in the ALCS.
Los Angeles Angels
The dark horse of the post season that took out the Red Sox in three straight games. I'm not quite sure they can stop New York as fast as they stopped Boston, but they could make a run on one hell of a high if they do make it past the Yankees as well.
Thanks to egvvnd for the picture of the World Series trophy.