No fewer than 15 ESPN Baseball Analysts are picking the Dbacks to go to the World Series. And how many of those 15 are picking the Dbacks to win the World Series? Exactly none! Only eight analysts picked the National League to produce the World Series winner, out of 50 analysts. The Rays, Angels and Rangers are the leading vote getters to win it all this year.
Basically they're saying we have a really solid team, but are lacking something to win it all. The AL no doubt has the best hitting, especially with the defections of Fielder and Pujols. I guess they're not giving much respect to the likes of the Giants and Cardinals the last two years, who were teams very similar to our Dbacks. It should be a fun year with expectations completely opposite of last year.