By: Enrique Medina
This years ball club looks to finally win their first World Championship since 1988 that they were oh so close to winning last year.
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Following a tough loss in game 7 of the 2017 fall classic, the Dodgers did not look to dwell upon the disappointing end to the season. Immediately, General Manager Farhan Zaidi, president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman, and the rest of the front office went right back to work. The offseason was a rather compelling one as the front office was able to bring in new assets despite some key faces leaving from the 2017 roster. Despite these key losses, the Dodgers have still put themselves in a position where they can compete for the World Series title in 2018. Let's take a look back at the losses and acquisitions from the 2017-2018 offseason as the regular season is just around the corner.
For the most part, the Dodgers come back with almost the same pieces from last years World Series team. For those who left, the Dodgers have found capable replacements. The Dodgers also have a few key returners coming back this season like outfielder Andrew Toles and starter Julio Urias, who can be back some time during the 2nd half of the season. The Dodgers also have prospects like starter Walker Buehler and outifielder Alex Verdugo who can produce big time down the stretch, it is just a matter of when they get the opportunity. The strategy of keeping depth on the roster over the past couple of seasons, and relying on smaller contracts has provided the Dodgers to have a lot of options they can turn to for the upcoming season. With another season of Dodgers Baseball almost here, the front office has put itself in the best position possible for 2018 and for seasons to come. The only thing to see now is if the front office has truly done enough to finally bring back a championship to Los Angeles.