After a disappointing loss to St. Louis in last year's NLCS, the Dodgers look to get over the hump and reach the World Series for the first time in 26 years. Cuban defector Alex Guerrero is the big wild card.
Ian Kennedy might be the biggest winner in this year's trade deadline, going from a hitter's haven where he watched his mistakes fly out of the yard to a pitcher's paradise that should help him right the ship.
With the trade deadline approaching, you should be aware of players potentially getting dealt and what might result of those trades. You should also start preparing more for pitchers hitting innings limits like Matt Harvey.