The Dodgers started off last year being 10 games behind the D-Backs for first place in the NL West. Then they called up Cuban phenom Yasiel Puig. Puig exploded on to the scene hitting, stealing, and catching everything he could. Puig's arrival sparked something in the Dodgers organization. The Dodgers then went on a run and eventually won the NL West and made it to the NLCS where they lost to the St. Louis Cardinals. Now the Dodgers are looking to add on to what they started last year. The Dodgers bring back 3/4 of the team they had last year and signed the other 1/4 of the team they needed. They started off the off-season by signing Cuban defector Alexander Guerrero, and then they went out and got pitchers Paul Maholm and Dan Haren. Maholm should get the nod as the fifth starter in the rotation, and we could see Haren make several spot starts throughout the season. The outfield is LOADED with talent as many folks already know. With Andre Either, Carl Crawford, Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp that's right four top notch outfielders for only just three positions. With there only being three spots to fill, Either should be the unlucky man out. The Dodgers also have two young prospects in Scott Van Slyke, who can play first and the outfield, and Joc Pederson, who is big league ready, but as you can tell the dodgers are all ready a little full on the outfield spot. At second base the Dodgers have two young talented players in Alexander Guerrero, who looks to make a spot in his first big league camp, but he'll be competing with Dee Gordon, who has switched from SS to 2B, and is looking to find him a every day position. Guerrero could start the season off in the minors to help him get used life in America and in the big leagues, with Gordon getting that final spot for now. The Dodgers should have a bright year ahead of them if everything falls into place. The key is going to be if the team can stay healthy.
Potential Opening Day Lineup
Potential Opening Rotation