As we near the halfway point of the 2013 baseball season, the Dodgers have undoubtedly been a disappointment at 33-42. They are 28th in the majors in runs scored but ninth in team ERA, so clearly the offense has been more of the problem.
One of the defining characteristics of a team with this many underachieving players is that they should regress back towards their career levels. Indeed, Baseball Prospectus’ rest-of-season predictions project the Dodgers to have the best record in the NL West from this point forward.
Whether that is enough to claim a playoff spot, though, remains to be seen.