The Dodgers are all in
The Los Angeles Dodgers are officially all in. For those of you unfamiliar with the poker term, the phrase “all in” is when you put every last chip you have into the pot, usually representing a big hand in hopes of winning the entire pot. This poker reference and baseball go hand in hand, as many teams over the years have loaded up their roster in hopes of winning the World Series.
The Dodgers have continued their fiscally loose ways, committing their entire chip stack if you will, on Zack Greinke in hopes of going after a World Series now. Last year the Dodgers made a trade with the Boston Red Sox that netted them a combined 262.5 million dollars in contracts. Those players are Carl Crawford, Josh Becket and Adrian Gonzalez.
Now with the arrival of an ace pitcher in Greinke the Dodgers appear poised to take over the NL West crown from the perennial leader San Francisco Giants. The Giants have won the World Series in 2010 and 2012 and have a deep pitching staff. The Dodgers finally have a great 1-2 option that would be feared in any playoff series with Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke.
Could the Los Angeles Dodgers get over the hump with these new acquisitions? We won’t know for sure until the end of next season, but one thing is for sure; the new owners of the Dodgers are not bluffing.