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World Series Preview

HOWARD MEGDAL: The Rangers have answered every question I have about them. And still, despite being the clearly inferior team, I think the Giants are going to win their first world championship since moving to San Francisco.

CHRIS PUMMER: I think they Giants will prove they are just as good as the Rangers when they win in seven games. Continue reading

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NL MVP: Pujols vs. Ramirez vs. Lincecum

JESSICA BADER: No pitcher has finished in the top five since 2000, and while I’m not confident that we’ll see that streak broken this year, I think it should be. Tim Lincecum is having another fantastic year. The Freak has accumulated 7.8 WAR, behind only Albert Pujols (8.3) and Chase Utley (8.0).

CHRIS PUMMER: It will be hard for anyone to wrestle the award away from Albert Pujols, who’s having maybe his finest offensive season. He’s also no slouch with the glove for a first baseman. Still, Florida’s Hanley Ramirez and Philladelphia’s Chase Utley deserve consideration.

HOWARD MEGDAL: Jessica and Chris make great points. Certainly, pitchers do deserve consideration for this award, and in ordinary seasons, Tim Lincecum could well be that top choice. I feel sorry for Hanley Ramirez, having an MVP-quality season, and especially Chase Utley, who despite being the best player on his team, will not receive an MVP award, unlike both Jimmy Rollins and Ryan Howard.

But Albert Pujols is a living god, and merely giving him the MVP award doesn’t do him justice. However, it will have to do. Continue reading

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NL West Discourse: Dodger Blue OR Diamondback… Red, I Guess?

CHRIS NEEDHAM: While sometimes it still feels like the Manny to the Dodgers extended foxtrot is still going on, he did, in fact, sign. And with that, the Dodgers are likely to return to the top of the division.

HOWARD MEGDAL: While we agree on most of what you said, I do take issue with a few things, particularly your team at the top. I believe Arizona will win the NL West, not the Dodgers. Continue reading

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