Originally Posted by jth1331
I don't see the Dodgers drastically improving their team that much with Andruw Jones and the Japanese players they signed.
Andruw Jones IMO is overrated, kinda like how Furcal was overrated with how much money he got.
I can see Dodger fans turning on Andruw when he isn't hitting homeruns with a .230 BA in May.
The Dodgers have a good blend of veterans and youngsters. There's a lot to room to grow with James Loney, Matt Kemp and Andy LaRoche. All three of them can rake.
They overpaid for Andruw, but Furcal is an All-Star shortstop when healthy. His ankle injury hampered him all season long in 2007. He earned his salary in 2006.
Rockies, D-Backs, Padres and Dodgers will all contend this season. The only team that doesn't have much of a chance are the Giants and that's because they have no hitting to complement their solid pitching.