Dodgers News: Puig Talks Mattingly, Infield Ranked and More | VIDEO
Super Bowl 50 is finally over with the Denver Broncos defeating the Carolina Panthers 24-10, which means it’s time for Dodgers baseball to begin … well almost.
After the loss, Panthers fan aka Dodgers pitcher Alex Wood is ready for the season.
BASEBALL season Letssss gooo!!! #Dodgers
— Alex Wood (@Awood45) February 8, 2016
He tweeted that following SB 50. Still I’m sure everyone is patiently waiting for Spring Training to begin, and with that being said the Dodgers are making moves in the mean time.
Those moves have L.A. Times writer Houston Mitchell ranking the Dodgers infield in the National League at No. 2, and giving the top spot to the San Francisco Giants. So what’s the thinking behind this ranking? Well, the points are assigned based off where a player ranks at each position (i.e. 7 points for 1st place, 5 points for 2nd place, 3 points for 3rd place, 2 points for 4th place and 1 point for 5th place).
With that type of system Mitchell ranks the NL infield in the following order:
- San Francisco Giants (25 points)
- Los Angeles Dodgers (24 points)
- Colorado Rockies (16 points)
- Arizona Diamondbacks (14 points)
- San Diego Padres (11 points)
The Dodgers goal is to get that No. 1 spot and ultimately have a team to win a World Series something they couldn’t do with former manager Don Mattingly. Last week, right fielder Yasiel Puig put in his two cents in an interview with ESPN Deportes.
“When we got to the playoffs we could not do anything for him and for ourselves, either. They gave him a lot of opportunities. They made the change and we will see what happens. Maybe it was the manager. Maybe it was us. Nobody knows. All I know is they changed the manager and we are hoping for good luck and God’s blessings to get back to playoffs for the fourth time in a row and win a World Series.”
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