Behind Gerrit Cole coming off a historical walk year, we have Antony Rendon, Stephen Strasburg, Yasmani Grandal and Josh Donaldson headlining the 2019-20 MLB free agency class.
After a truly fascinating and, at times, pretty bizarre series, the Nationals are your 2019 champs. They upset the preseason and pre-series favorite Astros and, in doing so, have lain claim to the first title for the franchise.
The Astros have the edge in both their lineup and their bullpen. But it wouldn't be surprising if the Nationals and their ridiculous rotation were able to pull off the upset. The only thing that we're certain about? This is a pitching matchup for the ages.
Regardless of who wins it, this should be a great series between the two best teams left in the mix and should go the distance as it did in 2017.
Washington certainly has the edge on offense and, on paper, the rotation. But their rotation strength is going to be tested by their lack of a bullpen, an area where the Cardinals certainly get the nod.