LA Dodgers News – 2013 Dodgers Updates
3/27/13 – Expectations are high in Los Angeles as they often are in Tinseltown. The Dodgers haven't reached the World Series since winning the title in 1988 and with their $200+ million payroll, all eyes will be on the Franchise to deliver. True Blue fans are just days away from seeing their star-studded roster play at Dodger Stadium
. The team will be tested right out of the gate as the Dodgers open the regular season at home against World Series Champions – San Francisco Giants
. Dodgers’ fans heading to the Opening Day game should expect to pay more than the average regular season game; tickets start at $74 in the Top Deck and Lower Reserve and peak at $1,300 directly behind the Dodgers’ dugout. Dodgers currently hold the third most expensive Opening Day ticket on the secondary market. But, April is a great month to catch the team in action; Dodgers tickets in April are the second cheapest in the League (avg. $33). Just Los Angeles Angels
tickets this month are cheaper, averaging $27.
The Los Angeles Dodgers, fueled by the incoming ownership team led by Magic Johnson, went on quite a spending spree at the trading deadline last season. Whether this rebuilding is done or whether the Boys in Blue still need more tinkering remains to be seen, as the Dodgers, who challenged for the National League West title for much of last season, fell off the pace and ultimately finished second to their hated Bay Area rivals, the San Francisco Giants.
A key question will be starting pitching — after perennial Cy Young candidate Clayton Krishna, can starters Josh Beckett, Zach Greinke, and Chad Billingsley pitch up to their potential; and, is South Korean product Hyun-Jin Ryu ready for the bigs? Another question that needs a solid answer, is Matt Kemp healthy? If he is, the Dodgers will have their counterbalance to the Giants' Buster Posey offensively. Even with an injury-shortened 2012, Kemp led the Dodgers in longballs with 23. Right fielder Andre Ethier will need to pick up where he left off with his steady presence in the outfield, and shortstop Hanley Ramirez will need to pick up his power stats as well. Manager Don Mattingly will need to work on blending the seasoned vets with the newcomers if he expects to have a good time at Chavez Ravine in 2013. How much will Dodgers tickets cost in 2013? Los Angeles Dodgers tickets at Dodger Stadium average $50 — the fifth cheapest MLB tickets this season. The 2013 Dodgers schedule even features many home games with LA Dodgers tickets priced from $3 in the Top Deck and $8-$10 in the Infield and Lower Reserves.