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Dodgers: Most MLB Players Polled Think LA Wins World Series this Year

Sometimes when you ask an obvious question, you get the obvious answer.

The Athletic ran a poll of nearly 200 current big leaguers, asking them a variety of question ranging from “Which stadium is the most intimidating postseason atmosphere?” to “Who do you want hitting with World Series Game 7 on the line?”

One of the questions they asked had some interesting answers for Dodger fans:

5. Who will win the World Series? (besides the team you play for)

Top result: Los Angeles Dodgers (39.5% of the vote)

The Dodgers’ share of the vote is almost twice as much as the next-highest team, with the Braves coming in a 21.7%.

Several players refused to answer this particular question.

Several players we polled declined to answer the question on the basis that they could not say their own team, but we had to appreciate their candor. Said one NL respondent: “If not us, they’re canceling it.”

The specific comments from the players voting for the Dodgers were predictable, but it’s still fun to see the words said by L.A.’s competitors:

On the Dodgers:

“Dodgers don’t have any holes, complete from pitching, hitting, defense, they can do it all.”

“I don’t want to say the Dodgers. I really don’t want to say the Dodgers. But I gotta say the Dodgers.”

I’d love to see the leaked sources so we could find out who said these things. I like to think that last quote came from Manny Machado.

The Dodgers are the best team in baseball, which doesn’t always translate to winning the World Series, but if you’re betting right now, there’s no smarter bet than the best team.

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Jeff Snider

Jeff was born into a Dodgers family in Southern California and is now raising a Dodgers family of his own in Utah. During his previous career as an executive at a technology company, he began writing about baseball in his spare time. After leaving corporate America in 2014, he started doing it professionally. Jeff wrote and edited for Baseball Essential for years before joining Dodgers Nation. He's also the co-host of the Locked On Dodgers podcast, a daily podcast that brings the smart fan's perspective on our Boys in Blue. Jeff has a degree in English from Brigham Young University. Favorite Player: Clayton Kershaw Favorite Moment: Kirk Gibson's homer will always have a place, but Kershaw's homer on Opening Day 2013 might be the winner.

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