The Los Angeles Times had a hot take on the 2022 Los Angeles Dodgers, and they’re setting themselves up for a hard ratio.
The Los Angeles Times shared a hot take on the 2022 Los Angeles Dodgers, and they’re essentially setting themselves up for a hard ratio.
Los Angeles did undoubtedly have one of the best regular seasons in league history, but the LA Times went as far as to say, “If there ever was a case for canceling the playoffs and awarding a championship to one team because it was so clearly better than all the others, the 2022 Los Angeles Dodgers would be it.”
The postseason is a chance for teams to showcase their skill and compete for the World Series title, and sometimes, unsuspected teams end up on top. That seems to be the case with the San Diego Padres this postseason.
The Dodgers deserve credit for their great performance in the regular season, but let’s not go as far as to downgrade the playoffs.
The Dodgers may be outperformed in the 2022 postseason
Los Angeles is undoubtedly a talented team. If they weren’t, they wouldn’t have made it as far as an automatic spot to the NLDS. However, the playoffs bring intensity and underdogs sometimes make it out on top. The Padres haven’t officially beat out the Dodgers, but they’re just one win away from doing so.
They hadn’t won a series against Los Angeles even once during the regular season, so of course, the Dodgers were the favorite to win. It’s understandably disappointing for Los Angeles fans, but many are rooting for an underdog team as well.
There aren’t any specific components that give the Padres an advantage over the Dodgers. Over the regular season, Los Angeles remained one of the best teams in the league, while the Padres fell roughly average.
San Diego does, however, have quite a few talented players, such as Manny Machado, Juan Soto, Joe Musgrove and Mike Clevinger, to name a few. The team has been inconsistent in 2022, but their potential is fully coming out in the postseason.