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Adding Mookie Betts helps an offense, it seems

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The addition of Mookie Betts added a new gear to the Dodgers lineup that they didn’t have before. That’s how they rate as the best lineup in baseball, per Anthony Castrovince at MLB.com.

But it’s not just the star power that comes with MVPs Betts and Cody Bellinger. It’s also the depth. These aren’t adjusted for park factor or league competition, but FanGraphs projected standings have the Dodgers as the fifth-most prolific offense, while PECOTA has them sixth. The Dodgers top the National League in offense in both projections.

“An NL team will inherently not have quite as much firepower as an American League unit while punting away opportunities in the No. 9 spot,” Castrovince wrote, “but the devastatingly deep Dodgers could hold their own in either league.”

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