Dodgers look to four-peat as NL West Champions

The Los Angeles Dodgers have had a strange way of managing their club over the past two seasons.  In 2014, they would take the NL West Championship but then turn around and change General Managers.  Then in 2015, after winning their third straight division title, (and for the first time in franchise history)  the franchise turns around and fires Manager Don Mattingly (who had a 446-353 record with the Dodgers) who signed on with the Miami Marlins.  Now the Dodgers are hoping that they have not messed with the chemistry that the team had.

“I don’t really want to get into details of conversations other than they were good, open, honest . . . as we kept talking, it just became evident this was best for both parties,” Mattingly told reporters via a conference call.

The team lost players and added players and the projected 2016 lineup looks to be:

1. Howie Kendrick, 2B
2. Yasiel Puig, RF
3. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
4. Justin Turner, 3B
5. Andre Ethier, LF
6. Corey Seager, SS
7. Yasmani Grandal, C
8. Joc Pederson, CF
BENCH: Enrique Hernandez, 2B/OF
BENCH: Chase Utley, 2B
BENCH: Carl Crawford, OF

2016 projected rotation

1. Clayton Kershaw, LHP
2. Scott Kazmir, LHP
3. Brett Anderson, LHP
4. Hyun-Jin Ryu, LHP
5. Kenta Maeda, RHP
ALT: Alex Wood, LHP

2016 projected bullpen

1. Kenley Jansen, RHP
2. Chris Hatcher, RHP
3. Yimi Garcia, RHP
4. J.P. Howell, LHP
5. Joe Blanton, RHP

There are still a few Spring Training games to be played including the Indians, the Giants and the Mariners.  Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get out and support your LA Dodgers!

 

 

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