Can The Dodgers’ League Leading Payroll Finally Live Up To Expectations?
The Los Angeles Dodgers are one of the most storied and popular teams in baseball, but the team is still looking for its first World Series championship since 1998.
In 2011, the team was sold and the new owners promised the fans a championship, and showed they were serious about it with their willingness to spend money to get a lot of talented players on their roster. However, five years later and the team is still looking for its first World Series appearance since 1988.
To add insult to injury, the team’s biggest rivals, the San Francisco Giants, have won two World Series titles since the Dodgers were sold, adding more pressure for Los Angeles to deliver a championship to their fans.
LA Dodgers Odds To Win The NL West
- Arizona Diamondbacks +2000
- Colorado Rockies +1200
- Los Angeles Dodgers -195
- San Diego Padres +15000
- San Francisco Giants +225
The Dodgers are once again favorites to win the NL West, which is something they have done the last four seasons. As expected, they will face some competition for the division crown from the Giants, but not much from the rest of the teams in the division.
The Dodgers do need to figure out how to defeat the Chicago Cubs, Washington Nationals, and St. Louis Cardinals, who are the teams they are likely to face in the playoffs this year.
LA Dodgers Odds To Win NL Pennant
- San Francisco Giants +700
- Atlanta Braves +5000
- Chicago Cubs +185
- New York Mets +750
- Colorado Rockies +2500
- Los Angeles Dodgers +375
- Miami Marlins +3600
- Washington Nationals +500
The Dodgers have the second best odds of winning the NL, which is a testament to the talent they have on the team. However, they need to do a better job in the playoffs than they have in the past if they want to win the National League for the first time since 1988.
The Dodgers have played in the NLCS 4 times since 2008, but have failed to reach the World Series in any of those attempts.
LA Dodgers Odds To Win The World Series
- Boston Red Sox +550
- Chicago Cubs +475
- Cleveland Indians +700
- Los Angeles Dodgers +700
- Washington Nationals +1000
- San Francisco Giants +1200
- Houston Astros +1200
- New York Mets +1200
There are two teams with better odds of winning the World Series. If the Dodgers can clinch home field advantage during the National League playoffs, they will improve their chances of making it to the World Series.
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