There may not be a more disappointing team in baseball than the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Each year they dominate the regular season, and have nothing to show for it.
No team has had more regular-season wins over the past three seasons than the Dodgers.
So it would be fair to assume they have at least one World Series appearance.
But, that has not been the case.
According to ESPN Stats & Info, the Dodgers have 317 regular-season wins over the past three seasons with zero World Series appearances.
That is the most wins over three years for a team that did not reach the World Series.
The Dodgers had 317 regular season wins in the last 3 seasons and have 0 World Series appearances.
That is the most wins by a team in a 3-season span in which they did not reach the World Series. pic.twitter.com/8K99glHMWJ
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 12, 2023
It is hard to figure out why the Dodgers have been so bad.
They consistently have a loaded lineup, but their best players have not shown up in the postseason.
Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman are each expected to be NL MVP finalists this year.
Yet, in the NLDS they combined to go 1-21 with an infield single.
Also, their starting pitching was abysmal against the Diamondbacks.
In the three games, the Dodgers starters gave up 13 earned runs over 4.2 innings.
That is never going to be good enough to win a series.
When both the starters and top hitters play that poorly it is going to be impossible to win.
That is why the Dodgers are headed home.
It will be interesting to see what they do this offseason to improve their team.
They would be wise to take a long look at ways to improve their pitching.NEXT: The Dodgers Completely Disappeared On Offense In The NLDS