Found March 14, 2012 on Babes Love Baseball:

With Spring Training well underway, it's time for one of our favorite things in all the world: Season Previews. Five years ago, they began as a semi-serious analysis and ended up as half-assed haiku. We're just gonna go with what we know. Continuing our preview of the National League West, here are the 2012 Los Angeles Dodgers.

Clayton Kershaw won
The NL Cy Young last year
Totally called it

Chad, Chris and Nathan
Harang was signed this winter
Ted Lilly is old

Thirty-four saves for
Javy Guerra - he will close
Elbert's a lefty

James Loney at first
Across from Juan Uribe
Ellis at the plate

Sellers is short stop
The other Ellis named Mark
DPs at second

Andre Ethier
Juan Rivera and Matt Kemp
Make up the outfield

Tony Gwynn Jr.
Might see some time out there with
Sands and Oeltjen too

We pick the Dodgers
To win the NL West so
Don't argue with us

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