Mostly negative, as you can imagine. Right now, I am certainly in the minority in my belief that the Dodgers will be just fine. Everyone is anticipating the May hearing scheduled for the purpose of determining the Dodger ownership. I happen to believe that there is at least a 50-50 chance there will be no hearing and that this issue will be resolved between the parties. Just my opinion – feel free to disagree…
In case you haven’t read the articles, here they are:
There’s more, but you get the picture.
The best one is written by my buddy, Tony Jackson:
It’s good to see Tony back in the saddle and writing regularly for EspnLosAngeles. I have a link to his column at the Top Right-Hand side of the page.
From Baseball Think Factory (check out their ZIPS predictions):
While the Phillies are possibly the most dangerous team in the NL with their front-line talent, I think the Dodgers are the superior team over the season itself, thanks to better depth.
One thing the Dodgers demonstrate is that who the GM is can be overrated – the organization itself is top-notch and a testament to the work that Dan Evans and to a lesser extent, Paul DePodesta kept the team running while it recovered from the Kevin Malone era.
Even with a lot of the names on the list here only because they haven’t signed yet, the Dodgers could trade the entire current bullpen and cobble together a fairly decent one from the remaining depth. Luckily, they don’t have to do that. Of the pitchers I’ve projected so far (I’ve done most of the pitchers for all but the Braves, A’s, and Angels), the Dodger bullpen sports 3 of the 6 lowest reliever ERA+s.
The team still could use another starter and they’ll probably add one (at last check, they’re still in the running to bring Jon Garland back).
Like I have been telling you, it’s not gloom and doom! The 2010 Dodgers are contenders for the NL Title. You naysayers are going to be really disappointed this season!