A couple hours ago, I stumbled upon a Mike and Mike podcast w/Tim Kierkjen. While Kierkjen thinks that we will be competitive this season, he says "a lot needs to go right for the Dodgers" or else the Dbacks and Gnats will be ahead of us like last season. I wanted to get your guys' take on what you think will happen with us and when it will happen. Will we contend? Will we be able to make a huge splash at the trade deadline? Or is this year just coasting along until we can sign a few FA's and be favorites in the NL next year? I'm thinking that we'll be a pretty decent team the first half of the season and we'll definitely be in the race. At the deadline I'm predicting us to get a power hitting corner infielder, another solid starting pitcher, and maybe a left fielder. You never know when or which players are going to be available, but those areas are our biggest concerns.