The people over at ESPN, 30 of them in fact, were polled and put together a list of what teams will be the most surprising, most disappointing, and a whole bunch of other mundane topics. One in particular had a lot to do with the Los Angeles Dodgers, and it was not good for the team’s 2016 outlook.
According to the 30 people polled — which is a group compiled of writers, analysts, and contributors — the Los Angeles Dodgers will be the “Most Disappointing Team” in baseball this season. 11 of the 30 voters cast their votes in favor of the Dodgers earning that distinction. So that’s fun.
From ESPN dot com:
There’s the tally of votes on who the Most Disappointing Team in baseball will be for the upcoming 2016 season. You can choose to view those results however you wish, but it doesn’t look good for the Dodgers on the initial front. However, this is also seems pretty meaningless with all things considered.
When a team receives nearly half the votes in a category like this, it does start to raise some questions. Now, there wasn’t any real explanation given as to why any of those who were polled felt this way. Could it be because of the injuries this spring or the loss of Zack Greinke in free agency? No one knows for sure.
Either way, it’ll be interesting to see how everything plays out this season. The Dodgers could most certainly disappoint, but it seems like injuries would be the major reason why they do rather than a ton of regression from a lot of players. We shall see, though. This season could be a disaster or a success, and few see anything in the middle as a possibility.