MLB Opening Day

MLB Opening Day

William Hyatt

MLB Opening day is finally here:  162 games of baseball to get us through the spring, summer, and some of the fall.   The race to the World Series this year will be extremely close considering all of the stacked teams put together this off-season.

The first team to talk about is the Los Angeles Dodgers.  The Dodgers made a few changes this off-season including picking up 2020 Cy Young winner Trevor Bauer.  This adds to the already top pitching lineup in the league consisting of Klayton Kershaw and Walker Buehler.  To go along with the Dodgers’ amazing rotation, they have one of if not the best, hitting lineups in the league.  Their field consists of center fielder Cody Bellinger, right fielder Mookie Betts, third basemen Justin Turner, and shortstop Corey Seager.  When playoffs come around this will be the team to beat.

The team with the best chance of taking down the defending champs is the San Diego Padres.  The Padres made some huge moves this off-season, bulking up their pitching staff to one of the best in the league.  The Padres are coming into the season with the most electric young player (Fernando Tatis Jr).

“I believe that the Padres will be taking the World Series trophy home with them this year.  They have everything you could want in a team: pitching, fielding, and hitting. They will be unbeatable when the time comes,” says junior Teeghan McGann.

Opening day will be a lot like last year but with a few more fans.  Everyone attending each game is going to have to bring some energy to make games as fun as they can be this year. “I can’t wait to go and scream my head off at games this year,” says sophomore Quinton Turpin.