Sorry, Yankees … former MLB All-Star Royce Clayton says the Dodgers will win the World Series — telling TMZ Sports, “This is the year.”
Clayton — who we got out checking the surf in Malibu on Thursday morning — says it pains him to make the prediction as a longtime S.F. Giant … but he says he just sees it coming.
“I live here, I got love for them,” Clayton admitted. “And, you know, if my Giants aren’t in there, then I have to say I’m rooting for the home team.”
Clayton says there are a few reasons he’s pushing L.A. over NY and others to win the ‘ship … #1 being the addition of Mookie Betts.
“That really puts their offense in another tier,” Clayton says.
Clayton added he believes the Dodgers’ starting pitching is great … and says he thinks Kenley Jansen will have a big postseason as well.
As for the team’s shortstop … Clayton tells us he LOVES Corey Seager — adding the dude should be in line for a HUGE payday this offseason.
By the way, Clayton — a 17-year vet who retired after the 2007 season — also told us he was thrilled with the way MLB handled the pandemic season.