It’s almost always good to be the Los Angeles Dodgers, but perhaps no better time than now. Fresh off of a World Series win in 2020, LA is one of the few teams that could make close to no moves and still be very good. In fact, that’s sort of what we’ve been seeing now from them as the league tries to figure out the plan for next season.
In MLB’s latest power rankings for the new year, the Dodgers are once again up there at number 1. They started that way in 2020 and did not budge from the top spot for the entirety of the shortened season. This year, they’re followed closely by a familiar NL West team.
MLB.com’s Top 5 Power Rankings
The Padres gave the Dodgers a tough time in 2020, narrowly missing out on winning the season matchup. San Diego would later be swept out of the Division Series by LA, but have since gotten much better via trade. The Padres acquired both Blake Snell and Yu Darvish in an effort to keep up with their rivals heading into 2021.
As for the Dodgers, no moves made by any teams this offseason were enough to dethrone them from their top spot. Of course, they will be losing a few guys to free agency, with Enrique Hernandez and Joc Pederson likely moving on. But even that is not enough to expect anything less than excellence from your favorite baseball team in the new year. Don’t worry, Andrew Friedman still has a few tricks up his sleeve. He’s not done yet…
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