Dodgers: 5 Obstacles That Stand in the Way of Winning a World Series
Ahh, injuries. As Dodgers’ fans, we are all too familiar with them, and some of us just accept them as part of the Dodger experience. Just last year, the Dodgers set a record for most players sent to the disabled list, with 28 players getting put on the shelf for numerous lengths of time. This year, the team will try to overcome the injuries by using its newfound depth.
It is no surprise that this team has been plagued with injuries, as Andrew Friedman loves the “Low-risk, high-reward” route when it comes to acquiring players. Still, if the Dodgers find themselves with too many injuries throughout the year, it can ruin their entire season.
All of the Dodgers’ hopes for the season can be ruined with one Kershaw herniated disc or Corey Seager hamstring issue. (Knock on wood). One thing that will be interesting to see is how the team uses the new 10–Day DL. The team has already utilized the DL with Andre Ethier, Franklin Gutierrez, and Rich Hill.
Fortunately, this team is equipped to withstand injuries, but if the Dodgers catch the injury bug again this season, they will end up in the same spot they were last year.