The World Se­ries con­tenders

2017 edi­tion of the base­ball cham­pi­onship will be­gin Oc­to­ber 24

The McGill Daily - - Sports - Ai­dan Kear­ney-fick Sports Writer

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.

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