MLB Playoffs: Who Will Win the World Series?

James HudsonContributor IOctober 13, 2007

IconWho's the best team in the 2007 MLB playoffs? Let's break 'em down...

Cleveland Indians

The Indians were the hottest team going into the ALDS, and continued to impress in beating the Yankees three games to one.

The Tribe's rookie composure has to be the most influential part of their success.

Fausto Carmona's performance stood out in the Division Series. He pitched superbly against the Evil Empire, and will be key to Cleveland's success against the Red Sox.

Boston Red Sox

The Red Sox have to be the fan-favorite—and the team is so good I don't see how anyone will be able to touch them.

A potent offense led by David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez, and Mike Lowell and an excellent pitching staff anchored by Josh Beckett, Curt Schilling, and Daisuke Matsuzaka should spell trouble for Cleveland.

The only question mark on the hill is Tim Wakefield, but he was 17-12 this year—not bad numbers for an old man.

IconColorado Rockies

The Rockies are the story of this year's playoffs, having won 19 of their last 20 games. Winning three in a row against a surging Phillies team in the NLDS was particularly impressive.

The Rockies have three very powerful bats in their lineup, but not much depth in their pitching rotation behind Jeff Francis.

Time will tell, but I don't believe the Colorado staff will be enough to get the team over the hump.

Arizona Diamondbacks

The D-Backs have looked strong throughout the season, even with subpar pitching. Led by now-injured Orlando Hudson, Arizona won games with small ball.

Their two losses in the NLCS can be chalked up pitching. To get to the next level, they'll need better arms.


Look for an entertaining World Series, where the AL is a good best to prove its supremacy over the Senior Circuit.

My prediction: The Red Sox over the Rockies in five.