The 2018 Dodgers are going to face a long hard road just to make it back to the World Series. If they want to make it again next year and win the World Series, there are questions to answer.
The Dodgers season has been over for less than a month, yet the hot stove is showing signs of heating up. With major league baseball agreeing to new posting rules, nothing is standing in the way of the impending free agent frenzy. While the Dodgers have the funds to go out and spend big money to solve the question marks on their roster, that does not guarantee any success.
The first order of business for the Dodgers is to evaluate which of their free agents are worth bringing back. That involves much more than one would think since free agents like Brandon Morrow have a checkered injury history and the bidding may reach levels the Dodgers don’t feel comfortable topping. If the Dodgers don’t bring back their main free agents, they will have to seek an immediate replacement whether it is through free agency or trade.
The Dodgers are currently on an upward trend, they have gotten one round further in each of the seasons Dave Roberts has been captain of the ship. In 2016, the Dodgers reached the NLCS, and then this year they came one win short of winning the World Series. If the Dodgers want to win their first World Series since 1988 in 2018, these are the questions that must be addressed.