Los Angeles Dodgers are in for a Rude Awakening Following World Series
The Los Angeles Dodgers are back in the World Series for the second straight year. However, trouble is on the way.
Whether LA comes back to beat the Boston Red Sox in the Fall Classic or not, the Dodgers have to figure out how to have a title contender for years to come.
The Dodgers championship window is closing even with a young core of players.
Cody Bellinger, Justin Turner, and Corey Seager have shown the ability to shake up an opposing pitcher. Plus, Max Muncy has burst onto the scene with maximum level power.
However, LA has to worry about building a sturdy rotation around ace Clayton Kershaw, or if he leaves then they will need to come to the aid of a new ace.
The Los Angeles Dodgers will most likely lose Manny Machado during free agency this winter and will need to think about how to build up their minor league system while trying to be a title contender.
Bellinger, Seager, and Muncy are under team control for a while, but they will be waiting for big contract offers in the future regardless.
LA has to keep winning just to make sure they can appeal to their young core so they can keep them around for a longer period of time.
It doesn’t look as though the Dodgers want to keep throwing money at their issues. It doesn’t look like they want to deal with paying the luxury tax either.
It’s hard to imagine the Dodgers remaining a World Series caliber team knowing they have to plug holes in their bullpen.
Dylan Floro and Pedro Baez have pitched well in 2018, but LA needs more pen help. They need hard-throwing pitchers that have a proven track record. They need elite arms.
In Game 1 of the World Series, a game LA needed to have, they used Julio Urias, Ryan Madson, Alex Wood, and Baez out of the pen. The quartet gave up four hits and three earned runs in four innings.
Floro, who played well this season, was not used in Game 1. The Dodgers added Scott Alexander to their World Series roster and he’s only pitched once this entire postseason. LA has been trying to make the most with what they have for a while now. However, you can only do so much with so little.
LA probably won’t beat the Red Sox in the Fall Classic. Their championship window would most certainly close if they lose this series.
LA has so much to worry about and it doesn’t appear as if anyone recognizes it.
The Los Angeles Dodgers want to ride the wave they are currently on. Nevertheless, it’s clear they need to break apart the band a little bit. Their future depends on it.
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