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Dodgers: Could We See a 2017 World Series Rematch in 2021?



Despite losing both Max Muncy and Clayton Kershaw over the weekend, the Dodgers will enter the 2021 postseason as the odds-on favorites to win it all. This isn’t how things usually work. A Wild Card seed is hardly ever given this much respect. When that Wild Card team wins 106 games during the regular season, however, people are forced to pay attention.

According to BetMGM, the reigning champions are given the best odds to represent the National League in the World Series once again. Doing so would mark their 4th trip to the Fall Classic in 5 years, a feat that hasn’t been accomplished since the New York Yankees made it 5 times in 6 years back in the early 2000s. Another National League pennant would be memorable in itself, but if oddsmakers are to be believed, this year’s World Series might mean a little more than usual for the Dodgers. The same sportsbook has the Astros as +475 favorites to make it out of the American League, setting up a rematch for the ages.

We all remember the infamous 2017 World Series between Los Angeles and the Houston Astros. What was truly an excellent display of talent on the field from both sides quickly turned into one of the worst scandals the game of baseball has had to face. The Astros cheated the world out of a fair fight, and they cheated the Dodgers out of what could have been their first title since 1988.

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Much has changed since that matchup, and both sides have had plenty of turnover since then. Still, you have to imagine that this is the World Series that baseball is hoping for. A chance for the Dodgers to avenge their 2017 defeat. A chance for the Astros to prove that they are more than just cheaters. It’s baseball’s greatest storyline on baseball’s biggest stage, and that’s something that we should all be rooting for.

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Written by Daniel Palma

Daniel is an avid sports fan who loves his hometown teams. If he's not watching baseball, you can find him playing or coaching. No matter what, he'll always root for the Boys in Blue!

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  1. I would love to get a second chance against the “Trashstros.” The greatest travesty is that their name still resides in the recordbooks.

  2. It’s really bad form and probably bad luck to be speculating about a potential WS opponent when we haven’t even made it out of the Wildcard game yet. The Cardinals are good. Then we would have to beat San Francisco who we lost to in head to head match-ups this season and were never able to catch to win the division. Then we might have to face the Braves who gave us all we could handle in last year’s play-offs.

  3. Unlikely. Dodgers have to get past the “play in” game first. And I’m sure Bellinger will be in the lineup, so there you go.

  4. If momentum means anything, the Dodgers have the edge with the way they finished the season! Really? 45 runs in 5 games? I wish Wainwright the best of luck negotiating this lineup!

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