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Who’s Going to Win the World Series Next Year? This past fall, the Boston Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 4 games to 2 to capture the World Series title. The Red Sox had a great and eventful season, but I don’t think they have what it takes to win back to back titles, so who is going to win next year? I think that the Oakland A’s are in line to win the World Series next October. This past year, they won the American League West division with a 96-66 record and played the Detroit Tigers in the first round of the playoffs, the American League Division Series. Their season ended too soon for their liking though, losing the series 3 games to 2.

biggest division rival, the Texas Rangers. The Rangers have also found success in recent years, making it to the World Series two years in a row in 2010-2011, but never winning it. Texas has also made some big trades, like getting all-star first baseman Prince Fielder from the Detroit Tigers, but I still think that Oakland has the stronger, more rounded out team.

With these additions and lots of success in recent years, I think the A’s have what it takes to go all the way in 2014. The A’s have a bright future ahead of them and are a force to be reckoned with. I also think that even though there are many other strong teams with really good players, like the Texas Rangers, I Since then, the A’s have made some still believe that the A’s have a slight key acquisitions, signing free agent edge on other teams. pitcher Scott Kazmir to a two-year deal and trading for all-star closer Jim Johnson, to name a few. These moves already make the A’s better than they were last year, giving them another reliable starter and a consistent guy to come out of the bullpen. Oakland also has a great mix of young and experienced players, which is key for a team to be successful. To me, the main obstacle in the A’s way to winning the World Series is their Page 3

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