Things have not turned out as these clubs expected and the great year of the San Francisco Giants, but even so, the final stretch of the campaign can offer the spectacle that everyone yearns for.
With the movements made in the exchange market, the Los Angeles Dodgers they finished building a team full of stars, a fact made up of having 6 MVP awards and 8 Cy Young awards on the roster.
Albert Pujols, Cody Bellinger, Mookie Betts, Clayton Kershaw and now newcomer Max Scherzer highlight a group poised to revalidate the 2020 World Series title.
In front they have some Padres with Fernando Tatís Jr., Manny Machado, Yu Darvish and Blake Snell, who will fight until the end.
For many, this rivalry is reminiscent of the one between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees in 2004. They were also two star-studded teams that fought to the death for the American League East pennant and then for the pass. to the World Series.
The Yankees, which featured Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada, Bernie Williams, Mariano Rivera and Alex Rodriguez, were victims of the Red Sox’s historic comeback in the American League Championship Series. From the hand of David Ortiz, Johnny Damon, Jason Varitek, Curt Schilling and Pedro Martínez were finally champions.
It remains to be seen whether the Padres and Dodgers are able to dethrone the Giants from the front line and write a similar story to that year.