5 biggest National League threats to Dodgers' chances of reaching World Series

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2. Philadelphia Phillies

Like the Diamondbacks, the Philadelphia Phillies didn't make any crazy moves this offseason. Their biggest priority was to re-sign starting pitcher Aaron Nola, and they did. They’re now two seasons removed from being in the World Series themselves.

Outside of the departure of Rhys Hoskin, the Phillies lineup remains very similar to last season. That’s a good thing for them, as their team ranked in the top 10 in batting average, on base percentage, slugging percentage, and OPS.

Zack Wheeler and Aaron Nola make one of the best 1-2 pitching duos in the entire league. Mix that with one of the best offenses in the league and the best bullpen, and the Phillies will not only be one of the best teams in the NL but the entire MLB.