Published on March 30th, 2013 | by Sam Chimenti0
World Series 2013
Who will meet in this year’s 2013 world series? I’ll tell you my prediction and the reason behind it. You may be a little surprised…
The Tampa Bay Rays-
The Rays are a very interesting team. They have such deep pitching, both on the active roster and in the minors. However, the key to for the Rays in order to win is the offense- and that’s a big problem because, well, they don’t have a very good offense. The additions of 2B Kelly Johnson, SS Yunel Escobar, and veteran 1B James Loney don’t only give the Rays a new look infield, but more talent in that batting order (especially with Escobar), but still not a lot of pop. Evan Longoria gives the Rays their only real home run threat, but I think the CF prospect that the Rays got in the James Shields trade, Wil Myers, will be called up in the middle of the year, similar to CF Mike Trout, and have a huge impact on the Rays offense, similar to the impact Mike Trout had on the Angels last year. That’s why, thanks to all the talented pitchers, the revamped infield, and Evan Longoria and Wil Myers powering the offense, I think the Rays will make the franchise’s second trip to the fall classic.
The Washington Nationals-
I’m going to keep this one short and to the point. NO team has as much talent, both pitching and hitting wise, then the Washington Nationals do on their roster. The addition of veteran CF Denard Span to the top of their line up just makes them even better. And don’t forget the fact that Stephen Strasburg has no innings limit this year, cause Strasburg being on the mound every 5 days will be a key to the Nationals success this year. This group of young superstars, lead by RF Bryce Harper, 3B Ryan Zimmerman, SS Ian Desmond, and starting pitchers Stephen Strasburg and Gio Gonzalez won’t only send the Nationals to the World Series, but also a 4-2 series victory of the Rays. Manager Davey Johnson will go out in style, and Washington will get its first world series trophy since 1924. Get ready to scream and shout Nationals fans because things are about to get really exciting in the nations capital!