OK, unless the unexpected happens, the Dodgers pitching should place them into the upper echelon of the National League pitching staffs – I’ll go out on a limb and say that the Dodgers should be in the TOP THREE in ERA in the N.L.
Feel free to disagree – have a take , but do not suck!
The question marks are on offense.
I have to question any lineup that could include Juan Uribe, Rafael Furcal, Jay Gibbons, Tony Gwynn, Jr., Casey Blake, James Loney, Marcus Thames, Andre Ethier, Matt Kemp, Dionaro Navarro, Rod Barajas, AJ Ellis or Gabe Kapler. They could hit .400 – if you added the sum of their batting averages COMBINED!
That was a sad group.
Or, is it?
That’s the conventional wisdom, but conventional wisdom is usually wrong.
This is a group that greatly under-performed as a whole.
Is that an indicator of future performance, or not?
See, here’s the cool thing about baseball:
All those guys that underperformed last season (and it was almost everyone), could just as likely have “career years” next year.
You just never know.
Tell me one Giants fan who thought they would win the Wold Series in 2010 and I’ll show you a person who needs to be institutionalized!
I have a feeling that this season could be a special one if the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.
That’s why I’m a fan!