A few days ago I said:
“The only thing that can stop the Dodgers from winning their first World Series since 1988 is catastrophic injury.”
Turns out Las Vegas thinks so too and the Dodgers are now 5-1 favorites to win the World Series!
When Hanley Ranirez was hurt, I told you I couldn’t imagine his injury was serious because the fall wasn’t that bad. I felt it just had to be a stain. Well, it was and Hanley is back with a vengeance. Not only are the Dodgers going to have to pony up big for Clayton Kershaw ($250-$300 mil), but Hanley is going to want a new deal in the vicinity of $175 mil. Hanley is currently the best player on the team.
This team just won’t be denied. I have never seen anything like it in my short life. Kershaw is the Ace, but Greinke and Ryu are pitching like ones. Someone different is stepping up every night and when they have to, they resort to junkyard dogism. When Matt Kemp comes back, this team will be scary good. Even Juan Uribe is doing a credible job, and Mark Ellis has a higher BA than Chase Utley. I’d like to keep Mark Ellis next year, if only as a sub. He does far more than the stats indicate.
Adding SVS was a no-brainer, but who goes down on Sunday when the Beach Boy is activated? That’s going to be a tough one… probably SVS unless Andre goes to the DL.
I’ve said it before, but these are REALLY Destiny’s Dodgers!