The Los Angeles Dodgers had a historic season in 2022.
They won the most games of any team in baseball and set a franchise record in wins with 111.
Unfortunately, the team fell short in the NLDS against the young, upstart San Diego Padres.
On the heels of their disappointing first-round exit, the Dodgers had a relatively quiet offseason, with their only major additions being slugger J.D. Martinez and right-hander Noah Syndergaard.
Still, that doesn’t affect how many people view the team.
BetOnline.ag has the Dodgers once again finishing with the best record in all of baseball, this time winning 96 games.
Bob Nightengale posted a screenshot of the predictions on Twitter.
The #Dodgers still favored to win the most games this season, per @betonline_ag pic.twitter.com/BhepQbNo0D
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) February 17, 2023
The Dodgers were relatively quiet, especially when compared to their division rivals, the San Diego Padres, who signed Xander Bogaerts, Michael Wacha, Matt Carpenter, and Nelson Cruz.
Still, they have a strong nucleus of stars that includes Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman, Will Smith, Gavin Lux, Julio Urias, and Clayton Kershaw, and cannot be overlooked as they look for their 10th NL West title in the last 11 years.
The team reached the World Series three times in a four-year span from 2017-20, winning a title in the COVID-shortened 2020 season.
Clearly, preseason predictions are quite kind to them as spring training gets underway.
They did lose a few pieces, however.
AJ Pollock, Justin Turner, Andrew Heaney, Trea Turner, and Cody Bellinger all signed elsewhere.
But they do have some solid young players who are ready to make an impact, such as potential Rookie of the Year candidate Miguel Vargas.NEXT: Mookie Betts Revealed Why He Is Playing In The WBC