Dodgers: 5 Bold Predictions for the 2017 Season

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Mar 8, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts (30) during a spring training game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Maryvale Baseball Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 8, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts (30) during a spring training game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Maryvale Baseball Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports /
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Sep 29, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers teammates spray champagne on starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (22) in the locker room after clinching the NL west after a win against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park.The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Francisco Giants 8-0. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports /

Dodgers win the World Series

In what is the boldest of my predictions, this is the year that LA finally becomes a city of champions once again. The Dodgers will end their 29 year World Series drought.

Going into last year, I felt it was the Cubs year. They were too talented and it seemed like destiny for them to win it all. This year I have that same feeling for the Dodgers.

Behind their depth and young core, this team is the strongest it’s been in recent years. Now the team is ready to breakout. The possible return of Ryu makes the rotation stronger than any other team as he would be the best 3rd, 4th or even 5th starter in the league. The addition of Forsythe to the roster has their lineup just as strong as Chicago’s and Cleveland’s. So the Dodgers should put up runs with the best of them.

Barring any major injury, this team is poised to fight for the top spot in the league and will take home the title in 2017.

2017 is shaping up to be a great year for the Dodgers, as more and more pieces seem to fall in place this spring. I haven’t been this excited and optimistic for a team since the 2013 squad that had newly acquired Hanley and Gonzo.

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After suffering a tough end to last season’s postseason run, this team is poised to make another run. Only this time reach their end goal, a World Series. It may not be so crazy to think the Dodgers will win the title. After all Sports Illustrated had the same prediction.

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