While we await the beginning of the 2020 MLB season, let’s take a look at what questions the Los Angeles Dodgers may need to answer when play resumes.
It has been nearly two months since Major League Baseball officially suspended spring training in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Los Angeles Dodgers were sitting at 10-7 and pacing the Cactus League in run differential. They looked primed for a run at the World Series, even if the season was pushed back a couple of weeks.
At the time, the delay was thought to push the start of the 2020 season back two weeks, but as we cross the line into May, we now know that the timeline wasn’t accurate. However, there is light at the end of the tunnel and the Dodgers and the rest of MLB seem to be inching toward a season beginning in early-July, with spring training potentially resuming even earlier.
And with the return of baseball, all will be right with the world, right?
Well for the Dodgers, everything won’t be right until they are on the way toward that National League pennant and raising the Commissioner’s Trophy. That all starts with the resumption of spring training when the team can get back to assessing what they have on the field and potentially what they need to complete the team.
The front office did a lot of the heavy lifting during the offseason when it acquired Mookie Betts and David Price from the Boston Red Sox, adding a veteran starter and a lead-off hitter to the line-up. However, for all of the experience this team has, there are still a number of potential question marks that the team will hope it finds positive answers to in 2020.