The Los Angeles Dodgers are one of the favorites to compete for a World Series title in the 2014 season. The combination of Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke to go along with the offensive firepower of Adrian Gonzalez, Hanley Ramirez, and Yasiel Puig will make the Dodgers tough to beat if they’re able to stay healthy.
ESPN’s Buster Olney believes the Dodgers are the second best team in baseball behind the Detroit Tigers, who he picked to beat the Dodgers in the World Series. Olney already chose the Tigers’ rotation as the best in baseball and also believes Detroit has the third best lineup in the major leagues. Like the Dodgers, the Tigers lost in six games in the League Championship Series and have a two-headed monster at the top of their rotation.
The Dodgers haven’t made any high profile free agent acquisitions this off-season, but they’re rumored to be in the mix for Masahiro Tanaka and David Price. Acquiring either player would certainly catapult the Dodgers to the top of Olney’s list and make them the outright favorite to win the 2014 World Series.
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