Dodgers Secure The Title Defense Roster

Hello ProcrastiNators, I have returned from vacation and I have a lot of shit to blog and get caught up on but we need to start with the upcoming baseball season. The Los Angeles Dodgers waited in the wings, finally made two big moves to make the “Run It Back” tour a reality. The Dodgers signed reigning Cy Young award winner, Trevor Bauer and re-signed team leader, Justin Turner, a clubhouse move that in my opinion was much needed.

I don’t want to make too big of a deal out of this but the Dodgers potentially have the greatest starting rotation in the history of baseball. You might think I am blowing smoke up your ass but I am not, the rotation is loaded, it has three former Cy Young Award winners in Kershaw, Price and Bauer and then two young guns in Buehler and Urias who potentially will have a Cy Young award to their name by the time it is all said and done. Aside from Jacob DeGrom, Walker Buehler is the best pitcher in baseball right now and Julio Urias proved himself to the umpteenth degree in the National League playoffs and World Series.

The lineup is going to be pretty good as well, with Kris Bryant still floating out there, the Dodgers have not abandoned the idea of putting Bryant at third base and moving Turner to second, if that happens, I won’t shut-up with excitement for months. The current lineup will look like this:

1. Mookie Betts – RF
2. Corey Seager – SS
3. Justin Turner – 3B
4. Cody Bellinger – CF
5. Will Smith – C
6. Max Muncy – 1B
7. Chris Taylor / Gavin Lux – 2B
8. AJ Pollock – LF

Then you have a starting rotation that looks like this:

1. Clayton Kershaw
2. Walker Buehler
3. Trevor Bauer
4. David Price
5. Julio Urias

That right there is hands down the best pitching staff in all of baseball and in my opinion ti is not even remotely close. The Padres will finish in second place yet again in the NL West, the Dodgers will win this division by 12 games, guaranteed. I am so excited for spring training and to be on the Corner Booth talking baseball with @michaelmulraney – this season is going to be great. The return of fans in the stands, albeit limited will hopefully bring a sense of normalcy to life.

The Dodgers will be playing with a heavy heart this season, the loss of Tommy Lasorda, Vin Scully’s wife and Don Sutton. The patches on the arm will be a constant reminder of what the Dodgers community has lost. The Dodgers will be trying to prove something this season and I think this roster has the ability to run it back and get this dynasty rolling.