Los Angeles Dodgers’ Regular Season Preview for 2022
By Jamaal Artis
"“Hope springs eternal in the human breast; Man never Is, but always To be blest. The soul, uneasy, and confin’d from home, Rests and expatiates in a life to come.” -Alexander Pope"
The 2022 Major League Baseball is upon us and the Los Angeles Dodgers and their fans are hopeful for more October glory.
Despite not winning their division for the ninth consecutive season, the Dodgers did make it to the postseason last year but fell short of the World Series, losing to the Atlanta Braves in the NLCS. Despite the 99-day lockout, the Dodgers front office didn’t stand pat and reloaded for another run at the title.
Essentially, the Dodgers replaced Corey Seager and Kenley Jansen with Freddie Freeman and Craig Kimbrel to dramatically remake their roster once again.
Freeman was the big free-agent signing, coming from the Braves after winning the 2021 World Series. In a surprising move after seemingly going with a closer by committee, the Dodgers traded outfielder AJ Pollock to the Chicago White Sox for Kimbrel.
Despite the loss of long-time contributors and bringing in new faces, the expanded postseason format almost guarantees the Dodgers will once again be a force to be reckoned with come the fall.
Here’s how the Dodgers stack up as they embark on their championship journey.