The Los Angeles Dodgers had a banner of a season in 2022, winning an MLB-best 111 games during the regular season.
Unfortunately, they were bounced out in the NLDS by their division rivals, the San Diego Padres.
After winning Game 1 at home, the team lost the final three games to end their season.
Still, the Dodgers won the National League West by 22 games over the Padres and still have a target on their backs entering the 2023 season.
On Wednesday, Freddie Freeman was asked about the state of the team and how they stack up against the rest of the NL West.
Freeman responded by saying he believes the Dodgers have a good team and a good chance to repeat as division champions.
.@FreddieFreeman5: “The division is still ours until we lose it right?”
Freddie is ready for the season ⚾️
— AM 570 LA Sports (@AM570LASports) February 1, 2023
The veteran slugger did acknowledge that the team had lost some key pieces, most notably Trea Turner, Cody Bellinger, and Justin Turner.
Freeman spoke about what all three players mean to the Dodgers organization and stated that they will all be missed as the new season unfolds, even saying that he believes that fans of the Boston Red Sox will love Turner.
Still, the slugger and former MVP seems very confident in what the Dodgers have heading into 2023, and granted, the Dodgers still have plenty of talent left on the roster.
The roster still features Mookie Betts, Will Smith, Max Muncy, Clayton Kershaw, Julio Urias, and Freeman himself.
But they also added slugger J.D. Martinez to their mix, which gives them a boost offensively.
The Dodgers still have a solid team in place and look ready to bounce back from their NLDS loss.