Dodgers: 5 Obstacles That Stand in the Way of Winning a World Series

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Apr 7, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts (right) watches from the dugout during the eight inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The Rockies won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 7, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts (right) watches from the dugout during the eight inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The Rockies won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Team Fails to Make a Big Trade

Every contender has a flaw. The Cubs acquired Aroldis Chapman last year, and the Royals acquired Ben Zobrist the year before that. This year we know the Dodgers’ flaws, and we have some idea of who could be a solution for them.

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Maybe Alex Cobb could help round out the rotation. Ryan Braun may be an option to add some offense to the team. Who knows, they might even be able to grab Zach Britton. But then again, maybe they don’t do anything in July, and they choose to go into October with the same roster as they came into the season with.

The front office has been very reluctant to part ways with prospects, and this season we probably won’t see a difference in their approach. I expect/hope they will make the moves that they need to improve the team, but I am also worried that they will be reluctant to move prospects. Either way, I don’t believe they have the best chance to win it all with the roster’s current construction. I guess at this point all we can do is wait and hope the front office makes the right decision in July.

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If the Dodgers are going to end their 29-year drought this season, they have some obstacles that they will need to overcome. I feel very confident about this team and hope they won’t let these problems stand in their way. After Game 162 we can judge whether they made the right decisions or not, but for right now, let’s enjoy the games and be happy that they are even in contention.

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