So approximately three weeks ago, I was having a conversation with an ignorant Mets fan that was on his high horse because for the first time in God knows how long, the Mets have made the playoffs and are considered “a contender”. The Los Angeles Dodgers are my NL team and have been since Manny got traded there back in 2008. They have had their ups and downs since then including a highly publicized ownership change. Since 2012, after Ben Cherington traded away Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford among others to the Dodgers, they have won the NL West pennant and made it to the NLCS in 2013.
They have been led by dominant pitching from Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke, and a very solid offense led by Gonzalez and Puig, among others. According to this Mets fan who called himself “an expert”, the Dodgers were at .500 and were “not that good”. At the time they were leading the division, but I did not want to make this Mets fan feel stupid. He tried to argue that the Mets pitching is better than the Dodgers but that’s pretty far off. Kershaw and Grenike are better than Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom. The series is currently tied 1-1, but I'm going with LAD! The Mets may get one game at home, but the Dodgers will take the series 3-2.
By Spencer Roush