National media taking notice of Dodgers
This morning the Washington Post posted an article about how the Los Angeles Dodgers are making a mockery of the National League. It was a well-written story with some key points.
The nature of baseball prevents teams from winning nearly 80 percent of their games. But that’s what the Dodgers have done for nearly a third of a season. They’re the best team in baseball, and possibly redefining the ceiling of what that means.
Most of the story focuses on points that Dodger writers have known for several years. The key to the Dodger success is depth depth depth.
You lose your bread and butter 1st baseman – no problem we will upgrade to the younger, faster, stronger version.
You lost your 2nd baseman – no problem, we will simply insert the best 2nd basemen of his generation and let him work his magic for a month
You lose your starting left fielder – no problem, we will take this super utility player and make him one of the most productive starting left fielders in the National League
Your free agent pitcher can’t stay on the mound – no problem, we will simply insert the lefty originally destined for the bullpen and watch him become the best pitcher in the NL for a few months while the free agent figures it out and comes back strong
You have too many options for your rotation – no problem, we will simply manipulate the new 10-Day DL and find a way to make everyone happy/productive/rested
You lose your prodigy prospect for the year – no problem, we have that depth thing happening in the rotation
Basically, whatever baseball throws at the Dodgers, it is no problema.