Tom Krasovic: Can Padres catch World Series champion Dodgers in 2021?

SAN DIEGO — In light of recent events, the question has become more urgent: Can the Padres overtake the blue colossus to the north?The Dodgers recently won the National League West for the eighth consecutive year, swept the upstart Pads out of the playoffs and won the World Series. Most of their best players will return. Their farm system was No. 5 in Baseball America’s latest rankings.Oddsmaker has the Padres at 8-1 to win the 2021 World Series, behind only the Dodgers (9-2) and Yankees (13-2). The task brings to mind an infamous line from “The Godfather II,” when Rocco Lampone, …

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