26 January 2024

The key to “Winning the Dodgers anyway” is the competition for second place, and the bloody battle of “Lee Jung-hoo SF or Kim Ha-sung and Ko Woo-seok SD” is expected

By pestfood.com

The Los Angeles Dodgers, which has won the NL West 10 times over the past 11 years, has continued to strengthen its power in the Stove League. It spent whopping amount of money that shocked the Major League Baseball.
Starting with Shohei Ohtani (10 years, 700 million dollars), Tyler Glasnow (five years, 135 million dollars), Yoshinobu Yamamoto (12 years, 352 million dollars), Hernandez Teosca (one year, 23.5 million dollars), and James Paxton (one year, 11 million dollars). Considering the money he gave to the Orix Buffaloes through renewal of his contract and recruitment of Yamamoto, he spent more than 1.2 billion dollars (1.601 trillion won).

Naturally, the No. 1 player in the NL in the new season is also the Dodgers. MLB.COM, the official website of MLB, said on Monday (Korea time) that the Dodgers is the strongest candidate in its article titled “The Division Winner, which will be repeated in 2024.”

“It would be a great option to win the top spot on the list regardless of what we did this offseason,” MLB.COM said, noting that the Dodgers have reached the top of the world 10 times out of the past 11 seasons. “However, the Dodgers have done some things this offseason. Glasnow, Yamamoto, Teosca, and the second MVP have been added to the team that has won 100 games.”

Even J.D. Martinez, who recorded a batting average of 0.271 33 home runs and 103 RBIs OPS (on-base plus slugging) of 0.893 last season, was missing and emphasized that Ohtani filled the position.

It is very natural to predict the Dodgers’ victory. Media outlets also pointed out that rival teams have not been able to stand out during the offseason. “The San Diego Padres will no longer have Juan Soto and Blake Snell can be lost,” MLB.COM said. “The San Francisco Giants only had a win rate of below 50 percent (0.488), and the top FA targets Ohtani and Yamamoto chose the Dodgers.” 꽁머니
Of course, the Arizona Diamondbacks, which advanced to the World Series last year, have stepped up efforts to strengthen their players, but they have a whopping 16 games gap in the district. “Last year, the Dodgers ran away from all the teams in the district, and it got much better off-season,” the media said. “There was no clear NL West challenger. It wasn’t difficult to rank No. 1.”