Monday, January 10, 2011

More of the same for the Dodgers?

Let's hope so. They went 80-82 last season. Grant at McCovey Chronicles theorizes that the team has a decent rotation but doesn't look like it's done much to improve the offense:

It’s not a bad team. Heck, it wouldn’t take a lot of surprising developments to see this group win 90+ games next year. It’s just a team that’s not much different than last year, which is a team that finished 80-82, twelve games back from the San Francisco Giants, who ended up winning the World Series. Say, that reminds me of something I just read, actually:

(The Dodgers) finished 80-82, twelve games back from the San Francisco Giants, who ended up winning the World Series.

3 Comments:

Blogger psheats said...

I think the best thing about baseball is the fact that each winter/early spring, the teams arrive at spring training with the hopes of winning the World Series. The Dodgers certainly underachieved last season. No question about it. At the same time, I'd argue that the Giants, while possessing the best pitching rotation in baseball, were vast overachievers much the same way the Rockies were in 2007. As a Dodger fan, I always root against the Giants. But not when they represent the NL West in the W.S. They rode a wave of excellent pitching and timely hitting and won it all. A lot of things have to go right in order to win it all. For the Giants, that meant no major injuries for their starting pitchers. Add career-years for Andre Torres & Aubrey Huff and a breakout season from Buster Posey. Will they repeat their performances? Maybe...maybe not.

9:15 AM  
Blogger Big D said...

Thanks for the thoughtful comment!

You're right about the uncertainty of MLB. I admit that I never the Giants to go all the way until Wilson got that last strike in.

4:55 PM  
Blogger Big D said...

I meant to say "I never THOUGHT the Giants would go all the way ....

3:02 PM  

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