While in the shower, where I get all my thinking done on what to fill my column each week, a few days after the Washington Nationals ended the Los Angeles Dodgers season, I made a realization I haven’t seen or read anywhere.
It’s not that the Dodgers’ ultimate goal of winning the World Series has not been successful, well, it’s part of it, but it’s who has sent them home each of the last four years.
The Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros, Boston Red Sox, and Washington Nationals all were the last team to defeat the boys in blue. What do all of those teams have in common? Well, it rhymes with Irish Spring…a Championship ring.
My mind was boggled when I thought about it.
The last four World Series champions all used the Dodgers as a stepping stone to their ring and ended their season.
There are more questions and rumors looming this off-season than last. Sure, there was Bryce Harper watch, but for the most part, there weren’t any big surprises or rumors attached to the Dodgers.
This year seems a bit different.
Justin Turner has stated his openness to moving across the diamond to help fill an Anthony Rendon sized hole in the lineup. Trade candidates Francisco Lindor and Mookie Betts have popped up on rumor mills as potential targets, and it appears the team is open to moving big pieces of the team to replace those players.
Will Corey Seager, Joc Pederson, or others swap their Dodgers jerseys for another this winter? Maybe? Doubtful?
Either way, the Los Angeles Dodgers need to do something to improve in 2020 to avoid awarding the World Series to the next team to end their season.
Featured Photo: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports