In just a few hours Dodger baseball will return to action. At 12:00 noon Pacific Standard Time the exhibition season will kick off against the White Sox at Camelback Ranch in Glendale Arizona as we prepare for another exciting season of Dodger baseball. In the Cactus League opener the Dodgers will give the ball to Pacific Coast League pitcher of the year and overrated journeyman Wilmer Font. He was atrocious in a short stint late last season for the boys in blue and the Dodgers are hoping he can get back on track this season. Hey its spring training so that means anything is possible. Everyone’s a contender at this time of spring.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) February 23, 2018
The Dodgers enter exhibition play with little questions on the position player side. The pitching staff has a few more questions but should see small changes. As with every club in any spring training you’ll see the usual camp battles for the final few spots on the bench, or the last couple of spots in the bullpen. There’s a small gaggle of players competing for the left field job, and several guys looking to grab the fifth spot in the starting rotation. We’ll see it all unfold over the course of six weeks.
There will also be new additions, impressive rookies, overhyped prospects who aren’t ready and awful utility bums who can’t hit. Those guys will get a lot of playing time and probably irritate you a bit. Hey, that’s spring training.
The Dodgers are coming into spring training with a National League Pennant under their belts as we all look to put that nasty World Series game 7 loss behind us. Clayton Kershaw, Justin Turner, and Kenley Jansen will still be awesome. Cody Bellinger and Corey Seager will look to keep impressing us and Enrique Hernandez will say or do something silly. It’s Dodger baseball.
And it’s back with a vengeance. As are we here at LADR. We’ll chronicle everything for you while giving you our biased honest opinion throughout the season. We look at everything through Blue tinted glasses. Welcome back boys!