It’s a question that gets asked time and time again by analysts, fans and pundits. What’s the best MLB team, and why? It’s an extremely tough question to answer because there are so many factors to consider. We’re going to break down the stats so that you can decide for yourself.
First of all, Major League Baseball is in a fantastic place right now. There are plenty of great teams who’ll fancy their chances when the World Series starts in October. For that reason, there’s no strictly correct answer. Fans of betting on basketball know only too well that anybody could win it on the day or put together a fantastic run of games, that’s the beauty of the sport.
We’ve outlined some of the most successful teams in the country right now. Here’s who we think will be involved at the business end of the season.
New York Yankees – The Yankees are undeniably one of the hottest teams in the country right now. Their recent game against the Los Angeles Dodgers was a joy to watch. It certainly didn’t feel like an ordinary league game, that’s for sure. It felt like the two current best teams in the country were trying to lay down a marker, and the Yankees did exactly that.
Los Angeles Dodgers – Plenty of MLB fans believe that LA will crumble when push comes to shove in October. However, we think they’re much better than that. Yes, they missed out on an opportunity against the Yankees, but it’s a completely different ball game when the World Series is on the line. Write the six-time world champions off at your peril.
Atlanta Braves – Despite a slight dip in form, the Braves won eight straight games on the bounce beforehand. That’s an impressive record by any standards. They’ve picked up the scalps of the New York Mets and Miami Marlins for good measure. Can the Braves bring the World Series title back to SunTrust Park for the fourth time? We certainly wouldn’t rule them out.
Boston Red Sox – You can never rule out the current champions. The Sox have picked up nine World Series titles and ten East Division championships in the past and have been tipped by a lot of sports tipsters to win it again. They certainly have a knack for winning games. However, they’ll need to make some improvements if they want to retain their crown. We truly believe that they can make those adjustments and work their way into the mix.
Oakland Athletics – The A’s recent form has been a mixed bag. They swept the Yankees but also lost two games against the San Francisco Giants. Their performances over the next few months will give us a better indication of their chances. However, for now, we’re throwing their name in the hat.
Naturally, a lot of things can change before the World Series begins. A few surprise results can change everything. Having said that, we think the teams above stand the best chance of progressing.
Finally, will the Yankees prevail or will a team like the Houston Astros pick up their second title? The only thing we know for sure is this; it’s going to be epic.