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National League West 2017 Season Preview

Call us crazy! We love the Rockies and we think they are going to shock the West. We believe the Dodgers will collapse and the Giants will be battle the Rockies for the NL West crown.

Colorado Rockies
Biggest Additions: Ian Desmond
Biggest Losses: Boone Logan
Achilles Heel: Pitching but isn’t it always.
Kandy says: The Rockies thump their way to the NL West crown and shock ESPN’s experts.

San Francisco Giants
Biggest Additions: Mark Melancon
Biggest Losses: OF Angel Pagan
Achilles Heel: Starting Pitchers 4/5
Kandy says: Manager Bruce Bochy is one of the game’s best and he’ll find a way for the Giants to sneak into the postseason.

Los Angeles Dodgers
Biggest Additions: Logan Forsythe
Biggest Losses: Howie Kendrick
Achilles Heel: Sophomore Slump
Kandy says: Too much hype on this team, look for shortstop Corey Seager and manager Dave Roberts to suffer sophomore slumps.

San Diego Padres
Biggest Additions: P Trevor Cahill, Jered Weaver, Jhoulys Chacin
Biggest Losses: P Tyson Ross. His departure is bigger than most people realize.
Achilles Heel: Empty Petco Park. It is tough for a team to stay motivated playing in an empty stadium.
Kandy says: Don’t read too much into Spring Training but the Padres bats have been thumping all Spring.

Arizona Diamondbacks
Biggest Additions:P Taijuan Walker
Biggest Losses: 2B Jean Segura
Achilles Heel: Bullpen
Kandy says: One more dismal season in the season sets the Diamondbacks up for a rebound in 2018.

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