A new year is upon us as the Dodgers and the rest of the world ring in the new year. While 2018 ended in disappointment, 2019 is a new year and a new beginning for the Dodgers.
The year 2018 was a very interesting year for the Dodgers. Unlike 2017 where the Dodgers coasted most of the season, the 2018 regular season began with a struggle for the Dodgers. At one point they were more than ten games under 500 and looked like a team that would miss the post-season. Injury riddled by the loss of Corey Seager and Justin Turner, the team looked like a shell of it’s 2017 form.
Then the Dodgers turned things up towards the end of the year, fueled by the addition of Manny Machado and the walk-off hits of Matt Kemp. After defeating the Rockies in a one game playoff for the NL West title, the Dodgers once again found themselves in the World Series against the Red Sox after knocking off the Braves and Brewers. Although it ended in a second straight WS defeat, 2019 offers new hope and here are three things to look forward to in 2019.