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San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers: Position-by-Position Breakdown

By Jake Mastroianni
Sep 30, 2016; San Francisco, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager (5) head first slide safely into home against San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) during the first inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 30, 2016; San Francisco, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager (5) head first slide safely into home against San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) during the first inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports /
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Sep 30, 2016; San Francisco, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager (5) head first slide safely into home against San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) during the first inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 30, 2016; San Francisco, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager (5) head first slide safely into home against San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) during the first inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports /

The battle for the National League West this year will likely be between the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers.

Last year the Giants finished four games back of the Dodgers in the NL West, and they were 12 games ahead of the third place Colorado Rockies. So it’s safe to say that the West will come down to the Dodgers and Giants again.

The San Francisco Giants won the head-to-head series against the Dodgers last year with 11 wins and 8 losses. They were tied at eight wins apiece going into the final series of the season where the Giants got the sweep.

The two teams are pretty even, and I expect another good battle in 2017 – except with the Giants coming out on top this time.

You never want to rely on the Wild Card game to get into the playoffs, so it’s imperative for the Giants to win the NL West.

We’ll take a look at each roster and break them down position-by-position to see who has the better lineup going into the season.

I know some roster spots are still undecided for both teams, and that things change throughout the season, but this should give us a good idea of how these two teams compare going into the season.

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