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Dodgers: LA Already Listed As Favorites to Win The 2022 World Series

Champagne still wet the visiting team’s locker room in Minute Maid Park in Houston, and already there is a ‘favorite’ to win the 2022 World Series.

Already?

The Atlanta Braves are the 2021 World Series champions. Before Braves fans on social media could change their social media profile photos, the odds for next year’s World Series winners were already discussed. If anyone was uncertain about the level of penetration sports gambling has made into the sports media world, that is washed away. The Dodgers are often picked as favorites when it’s “too early to tell,” so this is not surprising.

What Dodgers?

The mystery of the Dodgers 2022 roster is immense. Here are the Dodgers whose futures are uncertain.

RHP Trevor Bauer (legal issues, opt-out), LHP Danny Duffy, RHP Shane Greene, LHP Cole Hamels, RHP Kenley Jansen, RHP Joe Kelly (club option), LHP Clayton Kershaw, RHP Corey Knebel, RHP Jimmy Nelson, 1B Albert Pujols, RHP Max Scherzer, SS Corey Seager, IF/OF Chris Taylor.

That is that a monstrous list of names. It includes more than a few fan favorites, and even a possible “greatest Dodger of all time” in Clayton Kershaw. It speaks to the confidence in the Dodgers front office that oddsmakers pick the Dodgers to win even without a starting rotation, an all-star shortstop, a large number of elite bullpen pieces, the Dodgers all-time leader in saves, and playoff hero Chris Taylor.

Final Thoughts

It is easy to laugh or roll your eyes at reading this already. Admittedly, I did. Still, it is an encouraging thought that oddsmakers have this much faith in the Dodgers front office and management. Whatever the Dodgers 2022 roster looks like, it is certain to be one competing for a division title and beyond.

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  1. Remember 2012? That was the last year Dodgers didn’t reach the PS. And these odds makers are not taking into account how the micro and mis management of this team takes place with Freidman and his puppet Roberts. Dodgers also won’t be able to keep all those free agents as well..

  2. If Roberts is not the manager, who could do better? “Anybody” is the popular answer. However, the Dodgers won 111 games. I am aware of some of the “questionable” moves DR made, but any and all managers makes similar mistakes. I still like Jim Leyland but that will not happen.

  3. The fact that Dodgers are favored to win WS in 22’ is more a vote of confidence in the FO than the ‘team’ because there’s no telling what the team will look like in 22’. And that’s assuming there will even be baseball next year!

  4. If the Dodgers let Seager go, they won’t be in World Series any time soon. He really is s their best hitter. J.Turner is on his last leg. I love Bellinger but will he get back to his prior greatness? The team needs more than Betts.The farm system lacks a star position player.The lineup will be weaker than they think. Other teams will surpass them.