In most professions, success is simply determined by superb function of basic fundamentals. Perhaps spring training would be the ideal time and place for the Dodgers to learn such fundamentals. Going to spring training in playing shape may also have its advantages.
Is there a chance of catching the Astros? Slim and none, and slim is dead. Goodby, good night and good luck next year. Hey, Campanis, structure salaries based on performance and deduct heavily for mistakes in basic fundamentals.