With opening day
approaching, the Dodgers are poised to lock in the National League West for the
sixth straight season. The Diamondbacks, Giants and the Rockies will look to
dethrone the reigning champions in the west.
The Chicago Cubs look to improve to 3-0 this Thursday when they begin a four game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Newly acquired Cub, John Lackey, will make his first ever start as member of the Chicago Cubs.
The Dodgers just can't seem to get over the hump and get into a World Series. They have been on the cusp for years now, but they haven't been able to take that final step. Maybe 2016 is the year when Clayton Kershaw and company continue their stellar play deep into a playoff run.
The Padres are treating 2016 like a partial rebuild year after the took a shot with many player acquisitions last season. Will the solid pitching staff and a few potential breakout players make for a team worth watching this season?
Squandered opportunities sink the San Francisco Giants in the two losses. Outfielder Angel Pagan returns after not playing since the middle of June, which will help the Giants tremendously in the lead off spot.