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

We’re doing this already?!



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.

Written by AJ Gonzalez

AJ is a lifelong Dodgers and Lakers fan who grew up in California. His whole family is also lifelong Dodgers fans. He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife, two kids, his guitars, and beagle Kobe.

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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..

    • I believe 2020 is going to be our only one and there wasn’t even a proper climax or celebration

      That’s what she said

      • Lol As far as Seager goes, he will chase the money and like someone said before it won’t matter to him if his money demands would cripple a team as far as being able to sign other players or address other team needs. But I think Seager and Boras are in for a surprise to find out there may not be any takers for a $300+ million contract.

    • I don’t understand your point; do you agree or disagree they should be favored? I assume you disagree.

      I think the odds makers think the talent left without any of the FAs is still formidable. I also think it speaks to confidence they have in Friedman’s ability to build a competitive roster.

      • It’s ridiculous to favor the same team every year when they fall short time and time again. It takes no skill or thinking to pick the most talented rosters in a sport like baseball

    • Hey Dodger Boy, it looks like Roberts will be here in 2022 in the last year of his deal. But I’m not for him getting an extension either. But most people around the game feel that the DH will be back in NL in 2022 and that will save Roberts from himself. His in game management decision will be far less I would think.

        • Yes. Meaning he won’t have to struggle with as many in game and pitching decisions an consider that there won’t be a need for double switches in order to get around the pitchers spot in the order. If a starter or reliever has still got something less in the tank, Roberts won’t have to pull him for a pinch hitter. Dodger Boy, you know how some of his decisions and moves have often played out and with DH he won’t have as many tough decisions to make.

  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.

    • I think the team should use a robot since it’s all about metrics, and the human factor is near erased anyways.

      • Not to mention mandatory shots for fans to even attend a game? Teams that will thrive financially are the ones that still follow the Bill of Rights, which would be Atlanta, Texas teams etc.

        • Kirk What the Dodgers have going for them is that they play in LA, there was plenty of people who got vaxxed. Still 55K in the ballpark. This won’t fly elsewhere, those teams will have to allow non vaxxed

    • Only one I would consider is Dusty. Still hate that he took the cheaters job. But I know why he did.

      • I think Dusty could actually win a championship on the dodgers. A team with this amount of talent needs a guy who knows how to blend old and new school. Roberts and staff still have no clue how to blend

    • Good thing the rich Hollywood phony fans are the ones who attend the thousand dollar playoff games. Regular season might be somewhat doable for one more year but not longer

  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!

    • The good news is, that if 22’ is a strike shortened season the Dodgers are practically guaranteed to win the WS!

      • That is the only way they can win under the Roberts/Friedman duo. They need a shortened season where their genius strategies can’t deplete a pitching staff and where players can be fresh for the postseason.

  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.

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