Come on, come one, come on. Can we do this already? This waiting has been a killer. Spring training should have started last week, or maybe last month.
It’s supposed to be the same every year, but for some reason this spring’s start seemed to take an eternity. Maybe it’s because of all the
What have the Dodgers wrought?
Let's get it started, hah!
The Dodgers won 94 games last season, captured the
A blowtorch was taken to the front office. President of Baseball Operations
They got busy too, particularly Friedman and Farhan. There are 18 new Dodgers on the 40-man roster this spring. Maybe four new regulars in the daily lineup. A revamped bullpen. Now a need for an early-season closer. Two new starting pitchers.
What has the Geek Squad wrought?
So many questions. Will the power loss of Matt Kemp and Hanley Ramirez really be offset by a supposedly deeper lineup? Will an improved defense translate into an even more dominating rotation? Will the roster prove more functional? Will starters
Say this for the Dodgers, when the pitchers and catchers report Thursday morning at Camelback Ranch, the team won't lack for intrigue.
Answers, we must have answers. There's a new emphasis on "analytics." How does that actually translate, aside from the inevitable pocket calculator giveaway night? Will all those new faces in the bullpen mean real improvement? Does peace and harmony in the clubhouse render more victories? Are they actually going to "battle" more with each at-bat and be stronger fundamentally?
Spring training has finally arrived and now the answers can start coming forth. It's taken just short of forever. Curiosity abounds with the Dodgers like maybe never before.