Last week Ann Tsao and her dad spent the weekend in Arizona scouting the competition for this year’s Los Angeles Dodgers. And what she discovered was that unless some unforeseeable bad fortune comes our way, unless Bill Gates buys the Diamondbacks and dedicates his foundation to building a winner for Arizona, unless an earthquake hits Chavez ravine, or some other calamity befalls Southern California – this is the year for the Dodgers if there ever was one!

There are five teams in Major League Baseball’s National League West Division, the Arizona Diamondbacks, Colorado Rockies, San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers. According to our scout, Ann, ” with left-handed starting pitcher and noted Christian, Clayton Kershaw, anchoring the bullpen, the Dodgers hold the high ground this season.” Check out some of the sights and sounds from her trip in this video: