The Dodgers have one of the best records this Spring and it means nothing. There’s no trophy. The Dodgers hit more home runs than any other team this Spring and it means nothing. Last year, Tampa Bay and Miami had the best Spring Training records. See how well that worked out for them? In case you didn’t get the memo, it didn’t!
The next three games with the Angels mean very little. Sure, as fans we want to beat the Hated Angels (as Tommy says “The only Angels in heaven are ex-Dodgers“), but the Dodgers will still be looking at some youngsters who won’t even make the team while trying not to wear anyone out and create injuries. None of these games mean anything until Monday! Then it’s on!
There has been a lot to like with this new Dodger team, but how it translates to the regular season is all that counts. Forget how well Joc Pederson hit this Spring – how will he hit starting Monday? Are you afraid of the Dodger pen based upon what you saw this Spring? Forgetaboutit! All that counts is what happens starting Monday! I am very optimistic about the Dodger pitching based upon the depth of the talent. If you screw up in this bullpen, the leash will be short and you will find yourself pitching somewhere else.
Yimi Garcia will be a key piece in the Dodgers pen and Kiki Hernandez will save as many games as Kenley Jansen! This is going to be a fun team to watch. In three days it all counts!