Opening Day is near for the Los Angeles Dodgers and all of Southern California expects the stacked roster to deliver a World Series Championship. The Dodgers have won the NL West four consecutive seasons and they intend to go all the way this year.
Starting pitcher Rich Hill just signed the biggest contract of his career and he believes the Boys in Blue have what it takes to bring a World Series back to Los Angeles. According to Matthew Moreno of Dodger Blue, Hill believes with the right mindset the Dodgers will be champions for the first time in nearly 30 years:
“The goal is to win the World Series. If you have a target in place where the ship is heading, and everybody is on board, it’s about the process,” he said this spring.
“We know the end results, so it’s about how are we going to get there? It’s consistently doing the little things on a daily basis, giving the best you can every single time you go out there and your effort is consistent, that’s what leads to success.”
The Dodgers open their season against the San Diego Padres on April 3 at Dodger Stadium and manager Dave Roberts is determined to lead the team to the promised land. Hill will be the No. 3 pitcher in the rotation following Clayton Kershaw and Kenta Maeda and joined by Brandon McCarthy and Hyun-Jin Ryu.
The Dodgers have an incredibly deep roster yet again this season with a number of promising prospects on the farm level. Los Angeles had the most games missed by injury in the league last season, but their depth still allowed them to come just six wins short of a World Series. Should the squad remain healthy, Hill and the rest of Southern California believes the Dodgers will be champions in 2017.