Offseason champion Dodgers' 3 biggest concerns heading into the 2024 season

Division Series - Arizona Diamondbacks v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Two
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Shortstop Uncertainty

Another problem the Dodgers could run into is at the shortstop position. Gavin Lux is another name on a list longer than you would like to see of players returning from injury, after he tore his ACL and LCL in spring training last year. Lux was coming off a solid 2022 season where he had a batting average of .276, which included seven triples. You hope that he is able to return to form and even get better throughout the year, but it is yet another question mark for this team.

One benefit the Dodgers have is Miguel Rojas. Though he isn’t a dominant player at the plate, he is a good glove to have at shortstop and can help Lux ease back into things (and even give him some rest days).

Lastly, no matter how good the regular season may end up being, the organization needs to see results in the playoffs. This has been something the Dodgers have not produced recently. While that is a concern for the future, it will linger until that postseason success finally hits again. Maybe an Ohtani pep talk is all the Dodgers really need.

All these players are very talented professionals who are more than capable of overcoming any odds they face. But as the Dodgers are faced with such high expectations for the 2024 season, it’s important to remind yourself that there is no such thing as foolproof, and with a ceiling this high, it’s good to stay grounded every now and then.