We're just about a week away from the quarter pole of the 2015 MLB season, which means it's a good time to step back and assess what we've seen out of the Los Angeles Dodgers this year. Here's 3 Things We've Learned So Far About The Dodgers In 2015.
1. Adrian Gonzalez Is The Early NL MVP
Gonzalez's stat line is just bananas: .361 AVG (#2 in MLB), .711 SLG (#2), 1.145 OPS (#2), 32 RBI (#2), and so on and so forth. Other than perhaps Nelson Cruz over in the American League, no hitter in all of Major League Baseball is locked into a zone like Gonzalez. He's the straw that stirs the drink at Dodger Stadium and he's roughly 1/5 of the way to the 2015 NL MVP award.
2. The Bullpen Is In Need Of Some Reinforcements
A rash of injuries to veteran commodities Brandon League, Kenley Jansen and Joel Peralta has left the bullpen with JP Howell and a collection of young, unproven arms for most of the year. That didn't stop the 'pen from blazing through the first month-plus with a .192 batting average against, but there have been some cracks in the facade the past week or so. If League and/or Peralta suffer setbacks, the Dodgers are going to have to look to the trade market for help -- maybe even before July.
3. The Dodgers Are The Most Complete Team In Baseball
While the Washington Nationals have battled inconsistency all season the long, the Los Angeles Dodgers have thrived in every facet of the game. Whether it's the fireworks pop of the offense (52 HRs -- best in MLB) or the next man up philosophy of the pitching staff (3.24 ERA -- 4th in MLB), this Dodgers team can beat you in a multitude of ways on any given day/night. It's going to be fun to see how that translates to the dog days of summer, the stretch run, and so forth.
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