Much has been made about the Dodgers’ chances to win it all once again this season, and for good reason. Not only is this team fresh off of a championship run with most of its core returning, but they also managed to add the reigning NL Cy Young award winner to a rotation that already featured Clayton Kershaw and Walker Buehler.
This team is loaded, and folks around the sport and in the media have begun to question if this team is up to the task that lies in wait for them. On Monday’s episode of The Herd with Colin Cowherd, Justin Turner gave his thoughts on the supposed pressure that the team was under to repeat.
I think it’s pretty similar to every year we come in here for Spring Training. I think our front office does such a great job of accumulating talent and putting a group in the room that we think has a chance to win the World Series every single year. So this year’s no different.
In regard to the roster itself, Justin Turner had some thoughts on how far the team could go with the addition of Trevor Bauer as well as the other offseason signings made by the Dodgers.
[We have] a lot of great players, added some very nice pieces to the roster, and we’re looking forward to making another deep run and bringing another championship to LA.
The expectations are definitely high in Los Angeles heading into the 2021 regular season. It’s always been a town with sky-high aspirations, but after seeing this team win it all last year, the additions this team made has only raised those expectations to new levels. Luckily for the Dodgers, players like Turner don’t feel that pressure. Only time will tell if this group has what it takes to be the last team standing once again.
Get ready, Dodgers fans. We have a full 162 games to look forward to this year.