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The San Francisco Giants have reportedly expanded their
search for a president of baseball operations to their archrivals.According to
Jon Morosi of MLB Network Ricky
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, San Francisco is "interested" in Los Angeles
Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi for the role. While Morosi cautioned it is
"unclear if the scenario is viable," he noted the interest could be the reason
San Francisco's search has been somewhat slow.This comes afterBruce Levineof 670
The Score reported the Giants interviewed Chicago Cubs senior vice president
Jason McLeod."We needed to take a fresh approach with baseball operations,"
Giants CEO LarryBaersaid in September after San Francisco fired general manager
Bobby Evans, according toMark Gonzalesof theChicago Tribune. "We've had a very
successful group here a long time, but we have to bring a new approach to Giants
baseball and take a look outside."As forZaidi, the Dodgersnamedhim general
manager in November 2014 after he was with the Oakland Athletics for 10 years in
positions such as the assistant general manager and director of baseball
operations.Los Angeles won the National League West all four years under his
direction and reached the 2016 National League Championship Series and past two
World Series before losing to the eventual champions each time.The Giants have
not enjoyed that level of success since they won the World Series in 2010, 2012
and 2014. The 2012 campaign was the last time they won the division, and they
finished in last place in the NL West in 2017 and fourth this past season. It
has been 30 years since the Los Angeles Dodgers last won a World Series, and a
look back at their 1988 victory over the Oakland A's is one of the most joyous
moments in team history.The Dodgers were an overachieving bunch in 1988. They
had a brilliant leader in Orel Hershiser as their No. 1 pitcher, but the rest of
Tommy Lasorda's team did not appear to have enough going for it to compete with
the powerful Oakland A's.Oakland won 104 games that season, and they seemed to
be on a non-stop roll to the World Series championship. They had Jose Canseco,
Mark McGwire, Don Baylor, Dave Henderson and Carney Lansford, along with a
pitching staff that included Dave Stewart Michael
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, Bob Welch and Dennis Eckersley.The Dodgers had a
gimpy Kirk Gibson, Mickey Hatcher, Steve Sax and Mike Scioscia. An interesting
lineup, but one that did not compare with the A's. The disparity was so strong
that NBC commentator Bob Costas referred to the lineup that the Dodgers put out
prior to Game 4 of the World Series as one of the worst in the history of the
Fall Classic.That may have been fairly accurate, but the Dodgers beat the A's in
five games.This year's Dodger team is not going to compare with the one that had
such a pedestrian batting order, but they are clear underdogs to the American
League champion Boston Red Sox. The World Series starts Tuesday night at Fenway
Park.The Red Sox are -136 favorites in the World Series, while the Dodgers are
+112 underdogs, per OddsShark. A Red Sox backer has to risk $136 to win $100,
while a Dodger supporter will earn $112 for a $100 bet.World Series
ScheduleTuesday, October 23 (Game 1): Los Angeles Dodgers at Boston Red Sox,
8:09 p.m. ETWednesday, October 24 (Game 2):Los Angeles DodgersatBoston Red Sox,
8:09 p.m. ETFriday, October 26 (Game 3):Boston Red SoxatLos Angeles Dodgers,
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October 27 (Game 4):Boston Red SoxatLos Angeles Dodgers, 8:09 p.m. ETSunday,
October 28 (Game 5, if necessary):Boston Red SoxatLos Angeles Dodgers, 8:15 p.m.
ETTuesday, October 30 (Game 6, if necessary):Los Angeles DodgersatBoston Red
Sox, 8:09 p.m. ETWednesday, October 31 (Game 7, if necessary):Los Angeles
DodgersatBoston Red Sox, 8:09 p.m. ETAll World Series games will be televised by
Fox.The Red Sox won 108 games in the regular seasonand dispatched the New York
Yankees and Houston Astros in the American League playoffs. The Dodgers won 92
games during the season and defeated the Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers in
the National League playoffs.The Red Sox may not have Canseco and McGwire, but
they have J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts and a lineup that was themost
productive offense in the Major Leagues in 2018.If the Dodgers are going to
emerge victorious, they are going to have to limit the Red Sox lineup and not
allow them to score 16 runs in one game as they did in Game 3 of the American
League Division Series against the Yankees.It will be up to pitchers Clayton
Kershaw, Walker Buehler, Rich Hill and Hyun-Jin Ryu to keep that lineup in
check.Unlike the 1988 Dodgers Kenny
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, this Los Angeles lineup can hit with power and do
it consistently. They had seven players that hit 21 or home runs during the
regular season, led by Max Muncy who smashed 35.The Red Sox will try to counter
that lineup with starters Chris Sale, David Price, Rick Porcello and Nathan
Eovaldi, and a bullpen that has performed better than expected.Relievers like
Ryan Brasier, Matt Barnes and Joe Kelly have performed above expectations, and
the only question mark has been closer Craig Kimbrel.Manager Alex Cora is hoping
Kimbrel can get back to his best form in the World Series, but Dodgers manager
Dave Roberts would like to see Kimbrel continue to struggle with his
command.Roberts, one of the heroes of Boston's 2004 World Championship team,
faces a major challenge as his team prepares to take on the Red Sox.His Dodgers
are underdogs against a powerful team, but that's an obstacle that this team
overcame 30 years ago. If this year's team can match that achievement, it will
lead to another memorable celebration in Los Angeles.
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