This is jumping the gun a bit, I know, but while I'm enjoying all of the Hot Stove League talk on AN, and also can't wait for Spring Training, there's still baseball to be played this fall...and I'm still interested.
I, for one, am excited about the possibility of a Tigers-Cardinals World Series. This feels to me like a classic match-up, two teams with rich histories, neither of whom has won a series in years.
I'm also interested in watching both teams: the Tigers because they're a generally likeable and talented bunch, who seem to be back in midseason form after fading badly at the end of the year (and because it will feel better to have been dominated by the eventual WS Champs); the Cards because of the LaRussa factor and, of course, the fun of watching Albert Pujols.
In fact, the only thing wrong with this potential World Series (besides, of course, the A's not being in it) is that the two teams have already met this season, which spoils some of the mystique of the matchup. But that problem is a predictable result of the idiocy that is interleague play. I still hope that we can put that genie back in the bottle if and when Bud Selig decides to leave baseball in favor of ruining something else for a while.