Dodgers fans about to revolt after MLB Network Radio host’s comments

The disrespect is real right now, as one radio host still doesn't see the Dodgers as favorites in the NL.
Sep 2, 2023; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Mookie Betts (50)
Sep 2, 2023; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Mookie Betts (50) / Jonathan Hui-USA TODAY Sports

For all of the moves the Los Angeles Dodgers have made this offseason, the ultimate benchmark for how the whole shebang will be viewed next year is how LA stacks up against the Atlanta Braves. There is no denying that the Braves are an absolutely loaded team, especially on the offensive side of the ball, and it will not be easy to dethrone them as a best team in the National League.

After adding Shohei Ohtani, Tyler Glasnow and Yoshinobu Yamamoto, the Dodgers' pitching staff can stack up with almost anyone's over the next few years, especially if Bobby Miller takes a step forward in 2024. However, the depth of the Braves' lineup is formidable and they have some pitching studs themselves, so reasonable people can disagree as to who is the best team right now.

MLB Network radio host Eduardo Perez took it one step further on his show and proclaimed that the Braves were easily the best team in the National League right now and it isn't even close which was ... certainly a take.

Eduardo Perez misses the mark by declaring the Dodgers the clear second-best NL team

Anyone who declares there's a significant gap between the Braves and Dodgers going into 2024 in either direction is simply trolling. Both teams won 100+ games last season, and while the Braves were probably the better team going into the offseason, LA did sign the top two free agents on the market and already had two MVP candidates on their roster to start with. These teams are both insane, and it should be very close by season's end.

Perez's job is obviously to create discussion and stir of a bit of controversy, but Dodgers fans have every right to feel slighted here. It isn't like the Braves ran away with the National League in 2023 and the Dodgers squeaked into the playoffs. Both teams were dominant, both teams got bounced too early from the playoffs, and both teams are in great positions going into next season. Suggesting that the Braves have huge edges everywhere on their roster like Perez did is disingenuous at best, especially if one is banking on Chris Sale turning back into a Cy Young candidate with Atlanta to reach that conclusion.

Predictably, Dodgers fans are letting Perez have it on social media. There has been a good bit of variation in terms of the amount of outrage here, but one tweet best sums up Dodgers fans' collective reaction.

Fortunately for everyone involved, wins and losses come on the field and Perez's comments don't mean much beyond being a fun thing to talk about. As much as some may want to declare the Braves or Dodgers the clear favorites going into 2024, this is going to be a tight race all season, assuming players stay healthy.

More Dodgers News from Dodgers Way