With Opening Day finally in the books, the Los Angeles Dodgers have officially begun their NL West title defense. Whether or not they will be successful is obviously the big question of the season. As we look forward six months, there are certainly plenty of reasons to be hopeful.
Indeed, the season has actually gotten off to a good start: A two-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks in Australia left the Dodgers in first place to start the season. There are many reasons to be confident for the upcoming season.
Note: All advanced statistics courtesy of FanGraphs unless otherwise stated.