Dodgers: 3 Factors That Could Make or Break 2018 Season
By Evan Shin
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The 2017 Dodgers surprised many by how well they did with the roster they started with and the one they ended up with. A lot of unexpected things happened, both positive and negative, that led the team further than any other Dodger team in the last 29 years. If they lost by one game, what then is stopping them from winning it all in 2018?
The Dodgers 2017 season started with Logan Forsythe hitting leadoff, Andrew Toles in left, and Cody Bellinger, Brandon Morrow and Chris Taylor in the minors. Yasmani Grandal was definitely the starting catcher, Clayton Kershaw looked healthy as ever, and Adrian Gonzalez was in the middle of the lineup as always.
By the end, Taylor became the full-time center fielder and leadoff hitter, Cody Bellinger replaced Gonzalez, Austin Barnes replaced Grandal, Kershaw got hurt (again), and Brandon Morrow became instrumental in the playoff run. Now that the dust has settled, does that settle the storm that has been the Dodgers roster over the last two years?