The Los Angeles Dodgers Have been hot on the heels of a World Series title in each of the last three seasons, but coming up short each time. How can they change their narrative in 2020.
It seems like a lifetime ago that the 1988 Los Angeles Dodgers were carried on Orel Hershiser‘s right arm and Kirk Gibson’s hobbled legs to their last World Series title. While 32 years may seem relatively small in the annals of baseball history, it has been an entire lifetime for a large sect of the Dodgers fan base.
While the team has enjoyed some recent success, including seven consecutive division titles and a team record 106 wins last season, those high points have come with their low ones as well. During that run, the team has bowed out three times in the NLDS (including in 2019), twice in the NLCS, and lost two of the last three World Series*.
(Yes, we’ve intentionally included an asterisk next to that last statement.)
Despite all this doom and gloom, the Dodgers have a lot to look forward to, if and when the 2020 MLB season begins. With a lot of returning cast members, some quality new additions, and an ample stable of youth to fall back on, Los Angeles figures to once again be in the mix for the World Series title.
But how do they get over the hump and bring the trophy back to Los Angeles in 2020?