While many in Los Angeles Dodgers’ circles feel that the 2017 World Series title should belong to the Dodgers, there’s always another side to the story.
Therefore, we hear from C.C. Sabathia who says on his recent podcast that the 2017 champions would have been the Yankees. Not only that, but Sabathia thinks that version of the Yankees would have handled the Dodgers easily.
.@CC_Sabathia has some things he’d like to say about the Astros cheating scandal ?
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First, Sabathia begins with his true feelings on the matter. Certainly, baseball has made it known that they don’t want current teams and players speaking out about the subject. However, Sabathia retired after the 2019 season. Therefore, his feelings on the subject are allowed to be voiced in an open manner. Undoubtedly, he thinks he was on a World Championship team in 2017.
“We should have won the World Series. I don’t care what nobody says. And now that this happened, nobody can ever f-king tell me that we wasn’t gonna win it. We should have won!”
While the 2017 Dodgers had a record setting rookie named Cody Bellinger, the 2017 Yankees had a monster in their own right named Aaron Judge. In addition, young stars like Gary Sanchez and Luis Severino in their own right. The former veteran left-hander says the Yankees were just on fire.
“We would’ve whooped the Dodgers’ ass. I’m sorry, that’s just how I feel! We were rolling!”
Still, the 2017 Los Angeles Dodgers were one of the greatest teams I have ever seen. Finishing the regular season with 104 wins – compared to the 91 the Yankees compiled – is a non-comparison.
Finally, if the Yankees could have gotten past the trashcan-banging bunch in Houston; there is nothing written in stone that they would have gotten past the Dodgers. Truly, my unbiased opinion is that was one of the greatest Dodger teams ever. For Sabathia to short-change them like this tells me he didn’t see them enough in 2017 to know better.