With the 2013 baseball season over, the sting of a six-game NLCS loss still fresh in Dodgers fans hearts, it's time to do one of two things:
- Pretend to care about the NBA, NFL, or NHL
- Or, count down the days until pitchers and catchers report for the 2014 MLB season.
Sure, you could combine those tasks, but I prefer focusing on the latter. With a checkbook deeper than the Pacific Ocean and a wish list as long as Highway 1, the Dodgers' front office will definitely be focusing its efforts on improving the team before next season rolls around.
And aside from some players who need some basic R-and-R to heal injuries, the Dodgers are already in great shape to return to the postseason and make a run at the World Series. In fact, oddsmakers currently have Los Angeles as a hefty favorite to win the 2014 title.
Let's not get ahead of ourselves. There are still plenty of weaknesses that can be shored up before the Dodgers are again put on display at Chavez Ravine. This will serve as your all-inclusive guide to making sure the only sting Dodgers fans feel next October is from the spray of champagne.
By the way, since you were wondering, that magical date is approximately 100 days away.