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Let me help you decide who to root for in the World Series. Or you can stubbornly root against the Royals.

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Asking around, I have found very few people with a clear rooting preference in this year's World Series. I've had a hard time deciding myself. Both cities have their respective highlights. Kansas City is underrated, when it is rated at all. KC Barbecue is the truth. And while some of my friends carry an AL Central bias, I carry no ill will for the Royals. For the Mets, New York is a good time. My go to kaorake song is "New York, New York," so that holds some weight. And they may or may not have won me some money, sooo they are alright in my book.

To remedy the issue, I created a highly scientific method to determine your rooting interest. Go through the list below and depending on whether you have a negative or positive outcome, root for the Mets or Royals, respectively.

If you somehow ended up with a 0, keep in mind that former Tiger Curtis Granderson and hopefully future Tiger again, Yoenis Cespedes are on the Mets. And let me know what numbers you got in the comments. I'm sitting at a -3.

Detroit Tigers' Dixon Machado big hit at winter ball in Venezuela - Detroit Free Press, Anthony Fenech
Machado went 7-for-15 with two home runs in five games this past week. He is hitting .386 in 16 games with a .667 slugging percentage.

Source: A.J. Sager, Steve McCatty on short list as Detroit Tigers near decision on pitching coach - MLive.com, Chris Iott
The Tigers have pared down a long list of potential candidates to be their next pitching coach to about a half-dozen candidates.

Ex-Tiger Torii Hunter calls it a career - The Detroit News, Tony Paul
Torii Hunter retired today. Torii destroyed the Tigers in Minnesota but was a critical piece in his two years here. Good Luck to him.

How the Mets Have Fared Against Contact Hitting - FanGraphs Baseball, Jeff Sullivan
Interesting look at how the swing and miss pitchers of the Mets have fared against contact hitters.

Five things to know about the Tigers’ search to fill their open pitching coach position - Oakland Press, Matthew B. Mowery
Matthew profiles the requirements and timing for the Tigers' pitching coach search.

Yoenis Cespedes and the Mike Trout Treatment - FanGraphs Baseball, August Fagerstrom
Using high heat to try and control the Met's second most dangerous hitter.