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Some of you may be laughing at this one now and thinking, "If the Dodgers win it, who gets the trophy?" Ownership issues aside, the Dodgers have the type of team that is capable of competing.
The starting pitching has been excellent over the past few weeks, as many thought that they would. Kershaw, Billingsley and Co. have the stuff to propel the Dodgers if they can make it into the postseason.
Ethier and Kemp provide a great middle-of-the-lineup tandem. And eventually Jerry Sands will find his power in the bigs (didn't we think that about James Loney?).
One of the biggest problems for the Dodgers offense this season has been injuries. Rafael Furcal, who goes down every year, is on the DL again, but should return later and give the Dodgers a much-needed boost.
Casey Blake will be huge in the second half as the veteran who drives this team to live up to its potential.
The team may not be able to make a big-player acquisition until the ownership situation is decided, but they will probably fix the bullpen from within, maybe using Kenley Jansen as the full-time closer.
They may not look like it now, but they will get hot and find a way to return to the World Series to face. . .