Front-runner? Take your pick

It's a simple question: Who's the World Series favorite? A sampling of experts shows there's no obvious answer.

Originally Published: September 10, 2003
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

Who's the favorite?

It's mid-September, and we're supposed to know the answer to this by now.

Who's the favorite to win the World Series?

"It's not the Yankees," says one GM.

"Atlanta has had the best year," says another. "But to me, they're ripe to flop in the playoffs."

OK, great. Now that we've talked ourselves out of the two teams with the best records in their leagues, we can just throw a dart, haul out a Ouija Board or leave all our predictions to Bailey ...

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