5 former Dodgers that will have a shot at securing 2023 World Series ring

Wonder if any of them could've helped the 2023 Dodgers...
Championship Series - Houston Astros v Texas Rangers - Game Four
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Andrew Heaney

The HeanDog! Dodgers fans may not miss him, but the left-hander certainly could've played an important role eating innings for the starting rotation this year as injuries continued to pile up (presuming he would've stayed healthy himself).

Heaney appeared in 34 games (28 starts) this season after signing a one-year, $12.5 million contract with a player option for 2024. In 2022, he couldn't stay healthy for the Dodgers, but he logged a 3.10 ERA, 3.75 FIP and 1.09 WHIP in 16 games (14 starts).

In Texas, he's been good for a 4.15 ERA, 4.66 FIP and 1.38 WHIP. Not great, but his 147 innings proved valuable following the losses of Jacob deGrom and Max Scherzer. Heaney also held his own against the Orioles in the ALDS, allowing one run on one hit and a walk over 3.2 innings of work. He got knocked around by the Astros in the ALCS in his lone start, but he was able to come on in relief in garbage time later in the series to help preserve the bullpen.

He has one career start against the D-Backs, which came last year, and he got rocked (4.2 IP, 6 ER, 4 H, 4 BB), so we'll see how it plays out for him, Cotton.