The Dodgers are off to an 11-12 start after salvaging a split in San Francisco. Fans have expressed concern the team is on its way to a disappointing campaign.
Keith Law of ESPN disagrees. Appearing on Buster Olney’s “Baseball Tonight Podcast,” Law said he’s sticking with the Dodgers.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) April 28, 2017
Olney asked Law about Colorado buying at the deadline, which prompted Law to say he still favors the Dodgers.
“I still think the Dodgers end up winning that division, probably handily,” Law said. “But I think the Rockies will one, but close enough to the division in July that they decide to be buyers; and two, in favorable position enough in the wild card race for the same outcome.”
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The Rockies are 14-9, 0.5 games back of first-place Arizona, though most analysts seem to think Colorado’s success is more sustainable. Either way, the West is clearly improved from a season ago. If the Dodgers’ slow start lingers, it could be more detrimental than year’s past.
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