The San Diego Padres spent the entire offseason dedicated to making their team better than the Dodgers. And for a minute, it looked like they might be on the right path. Then Los Angeles swooped in and signed the biggest free agent on the market ahead of the 2021 season.
Because of this back and forth, Dodgers players and coaches have been asked frequently about their thoughts on the revamped Padres. The general consensus is something along the lines of “those guys are good and it should be a fun season”.
But for Dodgers superstar Mookie Betts, he falls into the same thought process as Dave Roberts. Mookie spoke with am570 this week about what he expects from San Diego and he just seems happy to have a team to help push Los Angeles to be better.
I think any big league team is gonna push us. Anybody can win at any given time. We know that they’re good. … It’s going to be a battle. But we can’t just focus on the Padres. There’s a lot of good teams out there. They’re going to be good for a long time. But we are too. Like I said, it’s not just the Padres. There’s a lot of good teams out there. We can’t just focus on one team. We’ve…