Who do you like in the World Series, or, as my sister once called it, the World Serious? I didn't pick the Phillies to beat the Dodgers because of their starting pitchers not named Cole Hamels. But, if a subpar Josh Beckett can shutdown the Rays hitters, then I don't see why Brett "Boom. Outta Here." Myers can't do the same (yes, I know he's not Beckett, work with me here). Overall, I think the Rays have the better starting pitching, and the difference between this team, and say, last year's team, is their bullpen. I think the Rays have a strong edge in pitching, which is the main reason they've made it this far. On offense, I give the Phillies an edge. This is mostly because after destroying Sox pitching in games 3, 4 and 5, the Sox virtually shut them down in games 6 and 7. I think the Phils pitchers look at what Boston did to Tampa in those 2 games and follow the same game plan. The Phillies have a look of determination about them. Monday morning after a Sunday night game isn't the time to see whether Tampa's just happy to have made it to the WS or not, but I give the Phils an edge because of the sense of purpose they exude. I think Philly's starting pitching will be good enough. I think Philly's offense is better than the Rays' offense. I think Philly has a sense of purpose and determination about them. Thus, I like the Phillies to win the World Series in 6 games.