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Dodgers links: 2013 NL West preview, PRP treatment, Yasiel Puig in freeway series

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SB Nation baseball writers gave the best and worst case scenarios for their teams, and the division by division previews began with the NL West.

See you in Lomita, then Anaheim on Mar. 30.
See you in Lomita, then Anaheim on Mar. 30.
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The National League West season preview is up at SB Nation's MLB hub, compiled and written by Marc Normandin. A writer from each team site was asked to submit a best-case and worst-case scenario for their team, and here is what I wrote about the Dodgers:

Dodgers' best-case: "The highest payroll in MLB history plays up to their salary level and the Dodgers ride a deep lineup and powerful pitching staff to the best record in the National League, followed by a deep run into the playoffs. This is contingent upon Carl Crawford looking more like the Tampa Crawford, and Chad Billingsley becoming the poster boy for non-surgical elbow ligament tear recovery."

Dodgers' worst-case: "The money spent still isn't good enough to wrest control of the NL West from the Giants, and the Dodgers get left out of the playoff mix in a top-heavy National League. Chad Billingsley's elbow doesn't hold up, Hyun-jin Ryu is a bust, Matt Kemp still takes a while to find power in his left shoulder, and the Dodgers find out why Boston was so eager to dump Crawford and Gonzalez."

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