Originally Posted by Larry Schuler
The Dodgers are a young, scrappy team that many analysts discounted. Now they're proving that heart, tenacity, and overcoming adversity is all you need to build a championship caliber club. It's the feel good story of 2013.
Except that two major additions upped the talent level in the everyday lineup moreso than "heart, tenacity, and overcoming adversity" has made them the leader in the weak AL West. Puig and Ramirez are the difference, and that is all about hot streaks and talent. The other stuff sells movie rights and tickets to some fluff fans, I suppose.