Other than to make the first part of their story sound more dramatic, the opening couple of months of the Los Angeles Dodgers 2013 season will matter even less at the end of October than they do now. There are a lot of good to great teams leading their divisions. The Atlanta Braves have what could be a 20 game lead by the end of the season. The Pittsburgh Pirates have fought as hard as anyone to get and keep a lead. That doesn’t make either one of those teams the most dangerous team for the 2013 MLB Postseason.
You might have forgotten this but recently the Dodgers lost the spark to their rise towards the top in Hanley Ramirez. He went on the 15-day disabled list and you probably forgot because the Dodgers just kept winning. That is a crucial point to why they will be near unbeatable during the postseason. They are much deeper than anyone thought. Contributions come from literally everywhere in the line-up at any given time. There might not be one star brighter than the rest but who is your favorite team going to want to avoid with the game on the line?
Think about that for a second. I promise if you name three guys you wouldn’t let beat you, there will be three more that would be just as dangerous right now. That is why, if they keep the same pace going, they could be unbeatable by October. Put it this way. If they do not stop getting better between now and then and some other team beats them; that team would then be the favorite in my eyes. I think the National League road to the World Series will go directly through Los Angeles.