The World Series contenders
2017 edition of the baseball championship will begin October 24
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers are one of the most established and historic franchises in the Major League Baseball ( MLB), having enjoyed tremendous success throughout the years. Even though they have not won a world series since 1988, the franchise has always been competitive, with top players consistently wearing the blue and white. In recent years the Dodgers have been the National League’s best regular season team, with pitchers like Clayton Kershaw and Rich Hill and great batters like Yasiel Puig, Justin Turner, and Adrian Gonzalez helping them to dominate the regular season. Despite leading in the regular season, the Dodgers have not broken through to the World Series over their five consecutive playoff appearances, leading fans to scepticism. Has all the player spending been worth it? Will their dominance in the regular season finally translate to a World Series appearance— and perhaps win?
Last World Series Appearance: Last World Series Victory: Reason to cheer for the Dodgers:
Reason to not cheer for the Dodgers: 1988 1988 History and celebrity fans Biggest payroll At the time of writing, the American League Champion was not yet determined. For updated finalist, visit the Mcgill Daily website.