Opening day is almost here, and with it will come predictions for all teams. For this article, let’s gets bold with the Dodgers.
Opening day is a chance to refresh for every player and team. It is a chance for optimism for the weaker teams and the start for a path to the World Series for others. Each year brings along surprises and disappointments; it is a given. For the Dodgers, they can attest to that by the breakout seasons of Chris Taylor and Brandon Morrow last year.
No one saw them coming. And they can also use Joc Pederson as an example of a player they had optimism for because he was trending upwards, but he crashed. So many unexpected things happen that it is hard to predict, all the way up to the World Series winner.
The fact that the best team almost never wins represents the common theme of unpredictability in baseball. Thus, while most bold predictions are just that, some become a reality. But realistically, most of them will not happen, hence the adjective.
So while some of these predictions will be labeled as “crazy,” or “dumb,” remember that is what bold predictions come off like all the time. You are supposed to go out on a limb; that is what makes them fun. What some may consider subjectivity, other will call optimism. What some think is hating, others view as objectivity.