I don't see Dodger / Angels world series happening this year tho, I mean both teams are playing with their unproven prospects. Although it does seem like the Dodgers prospects are pending out. Matt Kemp, Russell Martin is great and Joel Guzman hasn't even shine yet.
For the Angels, Kendrick Morales seems to have a bright future but I am not so sure on Kotchman. I think they need to get a big bat and trade Adam Kennedy for some RP help.
With that say, I think both teams will be very competetive teams within 2 or 3 years......and for years to come...
Dodgers have no chance at all this year. However, if they can manage to trade Izturis/Navarro/Seo or Odalis (if they hold any value whatsoever) for a good young SP, call up Billingsley and get him some experience this year, further develop their prospects and sign a stud outfielder this offseason, they could make some noise next year. they should look something like this, if they follow my instructions
Talented, Young SP
1B: Nomar (hoping for a successful campaign and then a re - sign)
OF: Stud OF
BN: Lofton, Cruz, Ethier, Martinez, Aybar.
Though even next year this team doesn't resemble a world series challenger, if Guzman and Billingsley can progress as hoped for and Kemp can continue to produce, we might be in good shape.
I doubt we'll see a SoCal Series this year. Although the balanced young/old Dodgers are exciting and could make a run, and it's too early to count the Angels out, it seems unlikely that both will go all the way to the Series.
Unfortunately, the most likely regional Series is in New York.
Anyway, as a Dodgers fan I don't ever want to see a Dodgers vs. Angels World Series. It's a no-win proposition for the Dodgers. If we win, we should; we're one of the game's most venerable teams. If we lose we'll have to listen to endless bragging by the fans of some upstart team with two WS victories and little more to its name.
A baseball fan has the digestive apparatus of a billy goat. He can, and does, devour any set of diamond statistics with insatiable appetite and then nuzzles hungrily for more. ~Arthur Daley
The Angels might surprise.... (1) Figgins has been cold, if he heats up, he's the table setter for Cabrera, Vlad and Garret Anderson (2) They've got a lot of young hitters who look to be finding their groove. (3) They've been without their cy young winner most of the season and Jered Weaver looks to be the real deal and Lackey is getting more consistant. (4) They've got Shields and K-Rod, so if they're ahead late, they usually stay ahead.