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

Atlanta Braves v Los Angeles Dodgers
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1. Atlanta Braves

Last up are the Atlanta Braves, who, like the Phillies, are simply one of the best teams in the league. In their case, they might just be the best team in baseball, but the Dodgers likely have something to say about that.

Ronald Acuña Jr. is coming off an MVP season, and with Ohtani only being a DH this year, the Braves' centerpiece is the most valuable player in all of baseball. If Ohtani decides to become a two-way player again, he will easily take that title right back, but the list goes on for the Braves. Ozzie Albies, Austin Riley, Matt Olson, Michael Harris, Sean Murphy, and Marcell Ozuna—their lineup is unbelievably talented. 

Their rotation isn’t on the same level as their lineup, but that's just because those are high standards to live up to. Spencer Strider has just two seasons in the big leagues, but has already cemented himself as one of the best pitchers. Then you have Max Fried, Charlie Morton, Bryce Elder, and the newly added Chris Sale. If Sale stays healthy, he will prove to be extremely valuable and bring back some scary memories for Dodgers fans

The Braves bullpen rivals the Phillies for being the best in baseball. They are such a well-rounded team and will prove to be the biggest roadblock for the Dodgers this season, possibly in either league.