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Michael Brantley deserves this

There are very few players in sports who I would say “deserve” anything. They would probably agree — everyone plays with a chip on their shoulder. Everything is earned, nothing is deserved, and all that.

But damnit, Michael Brantley deserved to win this World Series. After everything he’s been through with various injuries, all he did for Cleveland during his decade with the organization, and infamously being the final out in the 2019 World Series loss — he deserves this.

Brantley joined the Astros in 2019, arguably the worst possible time. They had already won their World Series in 2017, and if Cleveland wasn’t going to sign him I can’t blame him for trying to hop on with another (at the time) well-respected and winning organization.