Oct 7, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the San Francisco Giants during the seventh inning of game four of the 2014 NLDS baseball playoff game at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
National League Championship Series
Washington Nationals over Los Angeles Dodgers
As much as I’d love to see the Cubs make it back to the World Series, I think that it happens in 2015. The Nationals have what amounts to the best starting rotation in the major leagues with the addition of Max Scherzer. Tanner Roark is an asset out of the bullpen, and they have trade chips to add pieces down the stretch. Look for Bryce Harper to debut on the biggest stage this fall. It’s hard to count out the Dodgers as well with the roster they have constructed. Clayton Kershaw remains a stud, and having a loaded farm system only supplements a good major league roster. Joc Pederson should replace Matt Kemp just fine, and this may be the best showdown of the entire playoffs.