Dodgers: The Three Most Important ex-Dodgers in the WS

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ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 07: Daniel Hudson #41 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches during a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium on July 7, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 07: Daniel Hudson #41 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches during a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium on July 7, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) /
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ANAHEIM, CA – JULY 07: Daniel Hudson #41 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches during a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium on July 7, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA – JULY 07: Daniel Hudson #41 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches during a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium on July 7, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) /

After a disappointing exit in the NLDS to the NL champion Nationals, all that’s left to for the Dodgers to do this season is watch the World Series.

Both teams in the fall classic have former Dodgers on their roster. Let’s take a look at the three most important ex-Dodgers in this series.

In total, there are five former Dodgers among the 50 men competing in this year’s World Series. The total can be moved up to six if former Dodger prospect Yordan Alvarez is included. As most know by now, Alvarez was dealt for Josh Fields in 2016 in possibly the worst deal during Andrew Friedman’s tenure.

Both the Nationals and Astros have big-name players that need to contribute. Immediately, Jose Altuve, George Springer, Anthony Rendon, and Juan Soto come to mind as key bats for both sides. In terms of pitching, the obvious choices are the four aces that headline both staffs, Gerrit Cole, Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, and Stephen Strasburg.

However, as Dodger fans know first hand, some of the “non-stars” need to show up in order to take their respective teams over the top. In 2017, Marwin Gonzalez and Yuli Gurriel both showed up in a big way to put the Astros over the Dodgers. Just last season, Steve Pearce was the World Series MVP en route to a Red Sox title.

While these former Dodgers may not be the stars of their new teams, they will still need to perform well in order to ensure that they will wind up raising that World Series trophy.

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