World Series Champions in 2016
The weather is warming up and that can only mean one thing: baseball season is about to begin! The arrival of Spring brings hope and possibility to baseball fans everywhere who believe that maybe 2016 is the year that their favorite team can win the World Series. Unfortunately, there can only be one World Series winner in 2016 and our GPS tracking experts are ready to make their prediction who will be drinking champagne come October!
Favorites according to oddsmakers: Red Sox, Blue Jays, Royals
The Royals are aiming to make it three straight World Series appearances and have clearly shown that defense can indeed win a championship. They tasted defeat in game 7 at home against San Francisco two years ago and that loss was huge motivation for the team to get back to the October classic and finish it off with a win. That loss was something that really helped propel the Royals to a World Series title last year. But that was last year, and this GPS tracking expert doesn't have the Royals making it to the ALCS let alone World Series.
Detroit Tigers Over Texas Rangers
The Detroit Tigers will win the American League and play for the World Series. Yes the Detroit Tigers. Teams can miss the playoffs and bounce back the next season to win it all (look at the Giants) and if there is one team that has the talent and veteran leadership to do it again it's Detroit. They made some key additions to the bullpen, signed a quality starter in Zimmerman and also grabbed another big bat in Justin Upton. They have potentially the best offense in baseball, and if you toss in a bounce back year for former MVP Justin Verlander and it's easy to see the Tigers winning it all.
Favorites according to oddsmakers: Cubs, Mets, Dodgers
The Mets and Cubs are loaded with young talent and it was that young talent that led both teams to the NLCS last year. The Dodgers still have the best pitcher in baseball with Kershaw but will they make additional moves to acquire a stud like Sonny Gray? Will they continue to choke in October? This GPS tracking expert says yes.
Dodgers Over Cubs
The Dodgers have a bloated payroll but a ton of top shelf talent. They also fired Don Mattingly who never seemed to get the lineup correct, and he certainly struggled to manage the bullpen. The upgrade in manager alone should give the Dodgers 5-7 more wins next season. The Dodgers also have a fan base and ownership group that wants to win now. That means trade deadline moves and willingness to roll the dice. The Dodgers have experience, a good offense and arguably the best pitcher in baseball. That will be more than enough for the Dodgers to make it to the World Series.
2016 World Series Prediction
The Dodgers and Tigers will truly be a star-filled series with Miguel Cabrera facing Clayton Kershaw. This one has 7 games written all over it, but the difference will be home field advantage which the Tigers will have thanks to a All-Star game win by they American League. The Dodgers will over-work Kershaw and the power bats of the Tigers will capitalize.
Tigers win game 7 over Dodgers 8-3 to take home the 2016 World Series.