bspn power rankings 1. astros 2. padres 3. braves 4. yankees 5. Los Angeles Dodgers Projected record: 91-71 (75% playoff odds | 6.5% World Series odds) What's changed most since we saw them last: The Dodgers saw a mass exodus of veteran talent over the winter, a big-name group that ranged from a former MVP in Cody Bellinger to a possible future MVP in Trea Turner to a franchise icon in Justin Turner. This version of the Dodgers will look very different, but one thing that hasn't changed in Chavez Ravine: the expectation to win the World Series. The season will be a success if ... They win an NL West title and a World Series. The Dodgers won the NL West in nine of the past 10 seasons, and the one season they didn't win it, they still won 106 games. Yes, they have more holes than they've had in a long time, but the lineup still has Freddie Freeman, Mookie Betts, Will Smith and J.D. Martinez. The rotation still has Julio Urias, Clayton Kershaw, Dustin May, Tony Gonsolin (although he won't be ready for Opening Day) and Noah Syndergaard, plus two of the top pitching prospects in the game in Bobby Miller and Gavin Stone. So yeah, this season will be a success if it follows the path of other recent seasons. Most likely 2023 award winner: Perhaps being ranked ninth in our 2023 top 100 will anger Betts enough that he'll go out and win another MVP. At 30 years old, he remains arguably the best all-around position player in the sport, capable of beating teams with his glove, arm, bat and feet. There might not be a more natural athlete around. If you don't believe us, just wait until you see him play second base this year. One (realistic) bold prediction: For all the talk about the Padres' big four hitters, let's go with this: Freeman, Betts, Smith and Martinez will produce more runs than Tatis, Soto, Machado and Bogaerts. We'll use batting runs above average from Baseball-Reference. Check back in October.