The July 31st trade deadline has come and gone, and the Los Angeles Dodgers have finally put themselves in position to make the playoffs for the first time since 2009.
With two months remaining in the regular season, do the Dodgers have what it takes to overtake the Giants to claim the NL West crown? Los Angeles has some new weapons in their lineup with Hanley Ramirez and Shane Victorino, both of whom who are sure to make immediate impact for the offense.
So what do we make of a team that has cast out the demons of the Frank McCourt era and are now ready to start spending money towards winning championships?
Here are eight bold predictions for the Los Angeles Dodgers after the trade deadline.