Spectrum SportsNet LA superstar anchor John Hartung took some time with Dodgers Nation this week to talk about the excitement surrounding the upcoming season. Moreover, he discussed just how good on paper this 2020 club looks.
We asked John if he could recall ever seeing a better-built baseball team than these Dodgers.
“I can’t recall seeing one going into the season to be honest with you, because when you look at this team — from the start of spring training and even now — you don’t see a weakness at all. And that is so incredibly rare.”
Now including the DH, the starting 1-9 on any given day — versus righties, lefties, whomever — could easily put up 25+ home runs in a full 162-game season. But it’s not just about the power. No, this team could beat you in just about every way with a bat in hand.
With the superstar talent in Mookie Betts and Cody Bellinger complemented by a healthy Corey Seager and Max Muncy and so on, added with the role players and depth? There really never has been a question mark surrounding this team.
“Most teams go to spring training and the have a lot hope,” Hartung said, “thinking ‘maybe we can win a pennant this year and contend for a World Series, but we still have our question marks.’ … I didn’t really have any question marks with this Dodger team at all back during the spring and I don’t have many really right now.”
So we get it (and now we’ve seen it), this team is good. Really good. In three exhibition games, the Dodgers outscored their opponents 27-7. We’re running out of superlatives to describe this team and the regular season hasn’t even started. As Hartung said, it’s now just a matter of guys going out there and performing up to their expectations.
It’s an embarrassment of riches out here in Los Angeles… and opening night is only a day away.
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