With Spring Training only a couple weeks away, it’s finally time to start shifting into game mode. The offseason was long and tedious at times, with seemingly everything going wrong for the Dodgers over the span of two or three weeks. The fact remains, no team has ever won a division or a world series in the offseason, and pretty much every team has to play 162 or more games.
The Dodgers seem to have their team set, but it still comes with a few questions that could be resolved during the coming weeks. The Giants and Diamondbacks both spent a lot of money this offseason while the Dodgers didn’t. On paper, it looks like both of those teams improbed while the Dodgers stayed roughly the same, but games aren’t won on paper. The new coaching staff will be met with the same expectations as Mattingly and Co., as the Dodgers are in a position where division crowns just aren’t good enough anymore.