The Los Angeles Dodgers overhauled their roster in an effort to get younger and create more payroll flexibility. The departures of Hanley Ramirez and Matt Kemp created opportunities for fresh faces. Jimmy Rollins was brought in for his leadership while Joc Pederson, who is one of baseball’s top prospects, will be asked to step up and fill the void created by Kemp. To date, Los Angeles is 8-2 in Cactus League play. Rollins and Pederson lead the team in hits with ten hits and nine hits, respectively. Clayton Kershaw, who won the National League MVP Award and Cy Young Award last season, is 2-0 this spring. Despite his impressive regular season accomplishments, Kershaw has struggled during post-season play and a trip back to his first World Series is his top priority.
Los Angeles will play twelve regular season home games during April. On TicketIQ, tickets on the Dodgers schedule in April have an average price of $48. Opening Day, which features an intriguing matchup against San Diego on April 6th, features the highest ticket prices during April. The average price for Dodgers Opening Day tickets is $212.60 while the get-in price is $78. The next most expensive home game during April features a matchup against San Diego on April 8th. The average ticket price for this matchup is $57.87 while the get-in price is $14. The least expensive home game during April features a matchup against Seattle on April 14th. The average ticket price for this matchup is $29 while the get-in price is $3.
Expectations are high for the 2015 Los Angeles Dodgers. Los Angeles tends to dominate during the regular season, but has faltered during the postseason. A third World Series championship in the last five years for its in-state rival, the San Francisco Giants, will motivate Los Angeles. Expect a spirited effort on Opening Day against San Diego.