2013 World Series Playoff Team – Los Angeles Dodgers
A first half of underachievement had the Dodger Blue faithful worried and manager Don Mattingly on the hot seat. However, the 2013 Los Angeles Dodgers finally found the gear everyone thought they would have after last season’s megatrade and ran away with the National League West. Led on offense by rookie Yasiel Puig and All Stars Hanley Ramirez and Adrian Gonzalez, the LA Dodgers were able to overcome not having former MVP candidate Matt Kemp, who was out for large chunks of the year due to a number of injuries. The pitching staff was predictably dominant thanks to Cy Young Award winners Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke, but it received an added boost because of the Hyun-Jin Ryu.
The LA Dodgers 2013 World Series odds are contingent on how they play the Atlanta Braves in the 2013 NLDS. The Braves won the season series handily, but the teams have been going in opposite directions over the last month. In a short playoff like the National League Division Series, the Dodgers pitching strength, explosive offense, and home field advantage certainly give them high hopes for moving forward to the National League Championship Series and 2013 World Series. They faced AL World Series hopefuls during interleague play this season, and they showed an ability to hang with the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays, actually sweeping the Rays late in the year. Despite a slow start, the big-spending Dodgers are back in the upper echelon of the National League thanks to a mix of blockbuster trades and homegrown talent. If you want to see them light up Chavez Ravine for yourself, use SeatGeek ticket search and Deal Score to find the best value on your 2013 LA Dodgers playoff and World Series ticket prices.