Baseball's first week of the season just passed and some teams are showing their true colors. Other squads have injury problems and other issues that are hurting them now, but probably won't continue in the upcoming weeks.
The Los Angeles Dodgers went 4-2 in their first week. In ESPN's latest power rankings, the Boys in Blue are ranked No. 11. The Dodgers are a team that showed positive qualities, but there are still things that need to be fixed. It’s a long 162-game season that has a lot more time to develop.
Newly acquired players are starting to show an impact on the roster, which are positive signs. There also has been a lack of hits through the first six games, but sometimes players need time to get out the first-week jitters.
The team's backbone has been their starting rotation and it's ability to not give up many runs in big games. Consistency on the mound has been key for this team thus far. Quality pitching has to continue because it will bring this squad success down the road.
There are so many takeaways from the first week of play, but here are eight that really stood out: