2013 LA Dodgers lineup has no shortage of big name players.
Matt Kemp, Yasiel Puig, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, Andre
Kershaw and Hanley Ramirez are enough names to where
on paper you have to consider this team a World Series
favorite. On paper is great but can they do it in 2013
remains to be seen. Health will be a big issue, if healthy
this LA Dodgers team sounds more like a MLB All Star team.
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Season - LA Dodgers
vs NL West: 35-37
2012 REGULAR SEASON TEAM LEADERS
ERA Clayton Kershaw 2.53
BA A. Ethier .284
HR M. Kemp 23
RBI A. Ethier 89
R A. Ethier 79
OPS A. Ethier .812
W C. Kershaw 14
SO C. Kershaw 229
SV K. Jansen 25
WHIP C. Kershaw 1.02
Can the 2013 Dodgers buy a postseason spot?
Following a 2012 ownership change a with a record breaking regional TV deal imminent,
the Dodgers have been spending like money in no object. The binge began with long
term extensions for Matt Kemp and Andre Eithier, then escalated with last years
in season blockbuster deal with Boston.
This offseason, the signing of Zack Greinke added a fourth player with an average
salary of $20 million per year to the roster and they are on pace for a record
$230 plus million payroll (after the luxury tax). And there is no restraint in
sight. All of this spending will continue to impact the National League West.
But the balance Giants are still the defending champs, and championships aren't
won in the winter. The Dodgers certainly look competitive, but how they flex their
financial muscles in June and July will likely determine how far they go.
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