Dodgers: 5 Reasons the 2017 Dodgers are better than 2016

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 12: Cody Bellinger
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 12: Cody Bellinger /
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LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 12: Cody Bellinger /

The Dodgers are flying high after two straight come back wins against the Padres and have still not lost a series since June. The Dodgers appear unstoppable as October nears.

There is not much left to be said about how great of a team this year’s Dodger team is. They are on pace to set a new franchise record for wins and could even set the all time record for wins in a season if they don’t slow down. Of course, there are still some detractors that say the Dodgers will once again “choke” in October.

This year’s Dodger team is one of the best Dodger teams ever and they are better than last year’s team that came up two wins shy of the World Series. Whether that means they end up winning the World Series remains to be seen but this is their best chance in years.  The 2016 Dodgers won 91 games and this year’s team may pass that mark before September even begins. Here are five reasons this years team is better than the 2016 squad that was two wins away from winning the pennant.