December 12, 2013
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About Ben JacobsBen Jacobs graduated from the University of Rochester (N.Y.) with a degree in Philosophy and currently works as a copy editor at the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.
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We said, because Boston was better
Boston's advantage in the World Series is simple. The AL was a better league than the NL in 2007, and the Red Sox were more talented compared to their league than the Rockies were.
Boston's ALCS victory came down to the three Ps: pitching, power and patience.
The advantages the Indians had over the Yankees are all gone. It's not always a big margin, but the Red Sox have better hitting, better pitching and better fielding. The series may end up coming down to ... Joe Borowski, which has Ben feeling good about the Red Sox's chances.
There were two major reasons for Boston's convincing sweep of the Angels: power and health.
The Red Sox tied for the best record in baseball and had easily the best run differential, but those aren't the only reasons Boston is going to beat the Los Angeles Angels in the first round of the playoffs.
Will Boston's offseason spending spree translate into a playoff spot in 2007?