Know your enemy: Los Angeles Dodgers

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Know your enemy: Los Angeles Dodgers


EDITOR NOTE: I have been running these by division, then in alphabetical order by city name. I altering that a bit for today since the are playing the installment, which otherwise would have run today, will run tomorrow.KEY ADDITIONS: Trevor Bauer Javier Baez Cat Jersey, Corey Knebel, Blake Treinen, Tommy KahnleKEY SUBTRACTIONS: Pedro Baez, Enrique Hernandez, Joc Pederson, Alex Wood The Dodgers won 100+ games in two of the previous three full seasons, and had a .717 winning percentage in the 60-game sprint of a 2020 season. That would have translated to 116 wins in a 162-game season, although it more likely they would have aded and won, say, only 108 or so.To that they have added Trevor Bauer https://www.chicagodogstore.com/Koji_Uehara_Dog_Jersey-53, who won the NL Cy Young Award in 2020, and three solid relievers who can back up Kenley Jansen at closer.The Dodgers led the NL in runs in 2020. They led the NL in fewest runs allowed in 2020. They won the World Series.And then they got better. They got at least six quality MLB starters in addition to Bauer , a really good bullpen and an offense with stars at almost every position. Joc Pederson, who will start for the Cubs, was at best LA fourth outfielder.Just give them the division title right now and let them sit around and wait for October.Of course, that not how it works, and the new-look Padres will likely give them at least a run at the top spot. Kershaw and Price are older and Kershaw hasn made 30 starts in a season since 2015 Javier Baez Pet Jersey.But I would be surprised if this team does NOT win 100 games . The only real question for the Dodgers is whether Bauer, who has had only one other season close in quality to his 2020 season, will regress, or worse, give them some embarrassment on Twitter or some other off-the-field issue.

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