I sure hope you guys predicting the Dodgers will win are correct (obviously). Do you really think that will happen or is that just what you are hoping? I could not possibly wish for the Dodgers to win it all any harder but I would be really, really surprised if they did. Go ahead Dodgers, PLEASE shock me and win it all.
I'd say, this year more than any other year in a while, it wouldn't surprise me if they won. Not because they're the most stacked (in fact, compared to 2013-2015, they're worse on paper), but because this season already has made no sense. Any team with these injuries usually don't break 70 wins, much less 90+ and a division title. Especially losing Kershaw, and replacing him with Bud Norris and rookies. Not to discount Washington, but the Dodgers path to the NLCS is also "easier" this year. In theory, at least.
On the other hand, this team has horrendous flaws, most notably against LHP. So in terms of teams that defied expectations, I can't quite figure out if they're more like 1988, who won it all, or 2004, these gritty, come from behind underdogs who promptly got stomped in the first round. Neither outcome would surprise me, but I'm feeling generous, so what the hell?
By the way, this poll is based on what you think will happen, instead of what you want.