The 2019 Major League Baseball season has officially come to an end. The Dodgers can take several lessons away from the 2019 World Series.
For the first time since the 2016 World Series, the Dodgers were ousted prior to the fall classic and forced to watch at home like the rest of us. By now the Dodgers’ National League Division Series loss has been picked apart and talking about it any further would be beating the dead horse. Instead, the Dodgers can take away a few lessons from the World Series as they begin their off-season plan.
The first one is that there is no given path to the World Series. The Nationals were forced to play in the Wild Card game, burned through their top two starting pitchers, and still managed to get to game seven of the World Series and win it. The Astros, on the other hand, had the best record in baseball yet like the Dodgers they were challenged in the division series. Houston survived and went on to make the World Series but ultimately lost. Here are other lessons the Dodgers can learn from the 2019 World Series.