Chicago Cubs: Who stands in the way of the NL Pennant?

Oct 7, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Chicago Cubs left fielder Kris Bryant (17) high fives his teammates during introductions prior to the National League Wild Card playoff baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 7, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Chicago Cubs left fielder Kris Bryant (17) high fives his teammates during introductions prior to the National League Wild Card playoff baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /
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Sep 19, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (22) delivers against the Chicago Cubs in the first inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports
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Los Angeles Dodgers

Key adds include: Scott Kazmir, Joe Blanton, Kenta Maeda, named Dave Roberts manager

Well, Don Mattingly had a good run of it, but now it’s up to Dave Roberts to send the Dodgers into glory.

If LA wants to win they better do it fast. They currently have a decent mix of young talent and veterans, but the roster will see change in the coming years.

The Dodgers are going to have to bank on young studs Joc Pederson, Enrique Hernandez, and Corey Seager to produce or else it will be a long year with that lineup. All are talented, but all are unproven.

It was a good move to sign Scott Kazmir to at least solidify that rotation with Alex Wood and of course Clayton Kershaw. The Dodgers also invested heavily into international pitcher Kenta Maeda, signing the soon-to-be 28-year-old to an incentive based eight-year deal which could reach up to $105 million.

It will be a tight race in the NL West, but I don’t think they can catch the Giants this year.

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