Los Angeles Dodgers preview
ABOUT BASEBALL breaks down & previews the 2005
Los Angeles Dodgers.
93-69, first place in NL West
'04 Playoffs: lost to St. Louis in NLDS
Home Ballpark: Dodger Stadium
Manager: Jim Tracy
83-79, 2nd place NL West
ADDITIONS: C -
Paul Bako, RP - Frank Brooks, OF - J.D. Drew, 2B - Jeff Kent, OF
- Ricky Ledee, SP - Derek Lowe, 3B - Norihiro Nakamura, Jason
Phillips (C), 3B - Jose Valentin
- Adrian Beltre, INF - Alex Cora, OF - Steve Finley, OF - Shawn
Green, INF - Jose Hernandez, SP - Kazuhisa Ishii, SP - Jose
Lima, SP - Hideo Nomo, RP - Paul Shuey.
Izturis (SS), Hee Seop Choi (1B), J.D. Drew (RF), Jeff Kent
(2B), Milton Bradley (CF), Jayson Werth (LF), Jose Valentin
(3B), Jason Phillips C
Lowe (RHP), Jeff Weaver (RHP), Odalis Perez (LHP), Brad Penny (RHP),
Scott Erickson (RHP)
bats like Beltre, Finley & Green hurts, but at least LA was able
to get back some of that production by bringing in Kent & Drew.
The starting staff is OK, but has many question
marks? Can Lowe carry over his magical '04 postseason into April
playing in a new league? Will Weaver be consistent? Overall, the
Dodgers look like a plus-.500 team, but not much more.